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1 Smith, Alexander McCall 'LOVE OVER SCOTLAND: 44, SCOTLAND STREET, VOLUME 3'
Abacus 2007 0349119716 / 9780349119717 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: With his characteristic warmth, inventiveness and brilliant wit, Alexander McCall Smith gives us more of the gloriously entertaining comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street, the Edinburgh townhouse. Six-year-old prodigy Bertie perseveres in his heroic struggle for truth and balanced good sense against his insufferable mother and her crony, the psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn, going as far as to make a short-lived bid for freedom on a trip to Paris with the Edinburgh youth orchestra. Domenica sets off on an anthropological odyssey with pirates in the Malacca Straits, while Pat attracts several handsome admirers, including a toothsome suitor named Wolf. And Big Lou, eternal source of coffee and good advice to her friends, has love, heartbreak and erstwhile boyfriend Eddie's misdemeanours on her own mind. 
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2 Smith, Alexander McCall 44 Scotland Street. Alexander McCall Smith
Abacus Software 2010 0349118973 / 9780349118970 Paperback Very Good 
The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisa ble are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Asso ciation, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. W e have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-yea r-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Ital ian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady wh o sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smit h's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackli ng issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a nov el that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral d ilemmas of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them. 
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3 Smith, Alexander McCall Espresso Tales
Abacus 2008 0349119708 / 9780349119700 Paperback Very Good 
New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the b eloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels, crafts the second irresistibl e installment in his Scotland Street series. Espresso Tales follows the cha rming and immensely popular 44 Scotland Street, as all the favorite residen ts of that Edinburgh address return. 
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4 Smith, Alexander McCall FRIENDS, LOVERS, CHOCOLATE
Anchor Books 2005 030727683X / 9780307276834 Paperback Very Good 

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5 Smith, Alexander McCall Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Abacus 2006 0349118043 / 9780349118048 Paperback Very Good 
In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith's bestselli ng detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie gets caught up in a highly unusual affair of the heart. When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at her delicatessen, Isabel meets a man with a most int eresting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is suddenly haunte d by memories of events that never happened to him.The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor's dem ise? Naturally, Isabel's friend Jamie thinks it is none of Isabel's busines s. Meanwhile, Grace, Isabel's housekeeper, has become infatuated with a man at her spiritualist meeting, and Cat brings home an Italian lothario. That makes for some particularly tricky problems-both practical and philosophic al-for Isabel to unravel in this enormously engaging and highly unusual mys tery 
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6 Smith, Alexander McCall Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
Abacus 2006 0349119171 / 9780349119175 Paperback Very Good 
A read copy, but no markings throughout, spine unblemished, not an ex-lib e dition: Isabel Dalhousie thinks often of friends, sometimes of lovers, and on occasion of chocolate. As an Edinburgh philosopher she is certain of where she stands. She can review a book called In Praise of Sin with panache and conviction, but real life is...well, perhaps a bit more challenging - particularly when it comes to her feelings for Jamie, a younger man who should have married her niece, Cat. Jamie's handsomeness leaves Isabel feeling distinctly uneasy, and ethically disturbed. 'I am a philosopher', she thinks, 'but I am also a woman'. And more disturbance is in store. When Cat takes a break in Italy, Isabel agrees to run her delicatessen. One of the customers, she discovers, has recently had a heart transplant and is now being plagued by memories that cannot be rationally explained and which he feels do not belong to him. Isabel is intrigued. So intrigued that she finds herself rushing headlong into a dangerous investigation. But she still has time to think about the things that possess her - things like love and friendship, and, of course, temptation. The last of these comes in many forms - chocolate, for example, or seductive Italians... 
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7 Smith, Alexander McCall Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Canongate U.S. 2004 1841955876 / 9781841955872 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: From the author of the massive New York Times best-selling series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency comes a collection of short stories that have us visiting in on romantic encounters in exotic locales around the globe. In these hilarious stories of perverse meetings, casual dates, and romantic encounters, we are enthralled, saddened, inspired, and surprised by the en counters we're made privy to. Alexander McCall Smith, a master of the unexp ected and a seamless storyteller, revels in offering us the quirky complica tions inherent in entanglements that human beings engineer for themselves-e ntanglements that can be shocking, edifying, compulsive, complicated, and, sometimes, completely disastrous. This is an exceptional collection of stories from an author whose wide audience delights in his extraordinary imagination and delicious insights into the endlessly fascinating peculiarities of the human condition. 
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8 Smith, Alexander McCall In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
Abacus 2005 034911742X / 9780349117423 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition. 
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9 Smith, Alexander McCall Precious and the Puggies: Precious Ramotsweā??s Very First Case
Black & White Publishing 2011 1845023323 / 9781845023324 Paperback As New 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: This is a brand new book for younger readers, telling the story of the girlhood adventures of Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies? Detective Agency. Written by one of the world?s favorite authors, Alexander McCall Smith, and translated into Scots by award winning author, James Robertson. The Scots is simple and accessible, and a glossary is provided for those not familiar with Scots words. 
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10 Smith, Alexander Sunday Philosophy Club
TBS The Book Service Ltd 2005 034911868X / 9780349118680 Paperback Fine 
Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who also uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. Isabel is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethi cs - which addresses such questions as 'Truth telling in sexual relationshi ps' - and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinbur gh. Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning wit h greed, dishonesty and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the yo ung man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert in the U sher Hall didn't fall. He was pushed. With Isabel Dalhousie Alexander McCal l Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayh em - and the mysteries of life. 
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11 Smith, Alexander McCall Sunshine on Scotland Street
Anchor 2014 0345804406 / 9780345804402 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. 44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 8 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive seria l novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy--just ask his mother. From social media to the finer points of human behavior, this episode of Al exander McCall Smith's popular 44 Scotland Street series provides an entert aining commentary on a small corner of modern life in Edinburgh where, cont rary to received wisdom, the sun nearly always shines. Angus Lordie and Domenica Macdonald are finally tying the knot. Unsurprisingly, Angus is not quite prepared and averting a wedding-day disaster falls to his best man, Matthew. When the newlyweds finally head off on their honeymoon, Angus's dog Cyril goes to stay with the Pollocks--to the delight of one member of the family, and the utter despair of another. The long-suffering Bertie knows firsthand how stringent his mother's rules can be, and he resolves to help Cyril set off on an adventure. Meanwhile, Big Lou becomes a viral Internet sensation, and the incurable narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a doppelganger neighbor, who proposes a plan that could change both their lives. 
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12 Smith, Alexander McCall Tears of the Giraffe
Abacus 2008 0349116652 / 9780349116655 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detecti ve agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, McCall Smith's second book, takes us furth er into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring situations . .. Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the ch allenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the Afri can plains. Indeed, Mma Ramotswe's own impending marriage to the most gentl emanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma's secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales. * TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE was selected as one of the GUARDIAN's top ten 'Fiction Paperbacks of the Year, 2000 
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13 Smith, Alexander McCall Tears of the Giraffe
Knopf Publishing Group 2002 1400031354 / 9781400031351 Paperback Near Fine 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: The No.1 Ladies“ Detective Agency introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe -the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana“s only detective agency. In Tears of the Giraffe Mma Ramotswe faces a new challenge: resolving a mother“s pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Mma Ramotswe“s own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma“s secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales. 
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14 Smith, Alexander McCall The Careful Use Of Compliments
Anchor / Random House 2007 0316027391 / 9780316027397 Paperback Very Good 

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15 Smith, Alexander McCall The Careful Use of Compliments
Anchor 2008 1400077125 / 9781400077120 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 4 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhous ie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the ind efatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction's most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life's questio ns, large and small. In the fourth installment of this enchanting, beloved series, Isabel Dalhou sie, who is now a mother, returns to investigate an irresistible puzzle in the art world. Isabel Dalhousie--the nosiest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet--now has a son, Charlie, whose doting father Jamie has an intriguing idea to pose to Isabel: marriage. But Isabel wonders if Jamie is too young to be serious? And how would Cat respond? On top of these matters, the ambitious Professor Dove has seized Isabel's position as editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. However, nothing it seems can diminish Isabel's innate curiosity. And when she recognizes that two paintings attributed to a deceased artist have simultaneously appeared on the market, she can't help but think that they're forgeries. So Isabel begins an investigation and soon finds herself diverted from her musings about parenthood and onto a path of inquiry into the soul of an artist. 
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16 Smith, Alexander McCall THE CAREFUL USE OF COMPLIMENTS: V. 4: AN ISABEL DALHOUSIE NOVEL
Abacus 2008 034911806X / 9780349118062 Paperback Very Good 
In the fourth installment of this enchanting, beloved series, Isabel Dalhou sie, who is now a mother, returns to investigate an irresistible puzzle in the art world.Isabel Dalhousie-the nosiest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet-now has a son, Charlie, whose doting father Jamie h as an intriguing idea to pose to Isabel: marriage. But Isabel wonders if Ja mie is too young to be serious? And how would Cat respond? On top of these matters, the ambitious Professor Dove has seized Isabel's position as edito r of the Review of Applied Ethics. However, nothing it seems can diminish I sabel's innate curiosity. And when she recognizes that two paintings attrib uted to a deceased artist have simultaneously appeared on the market, she c an't help but think that they're forgeries. So Isabel begins an investigati on and soon finds herself diverted from her musings about parenthood and on to a path of inquiry into the soul of an artist 
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17 Smith, Alexander McCall The Charming Quirks of Others
Anchor 2011 0307739392 / 9780307739391 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 7 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhous ie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the ind efatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction's most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life's questio ns, large and small. Isabel has been asked to discreetly investigate the candidates for the position of headmaster at a local boys' school. The board has three final candidates but has received an anonymous letter alleging that one of them is not suitable.What she discovers about the candidates is surprising, but what she discovers about herself and about Jamie, the father of her young son, turns out to be equally revealing. Isabel's investigation will have her exploring issues of ambition, as well as of charity, forgiveness, and humility, as she moves nearer and nearer to some of the most hidden precincts of the human heart. 
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18 Smith, Alexander McCall The Comfort Of Saturdays
Abacus 2009 0349122520 / 9780349122526 Paperback Very Good+ 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT and ex-lib book: Isabel Dalhousie is a new mother and a connoisseur of philosophy; she'd rat her not be a sleuth. But when a chance conversation at a dinner party draws her into the case of a doctor whose career has been ruined, she cannot ign ore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Because for Isabel ethics are not theoretical at all, but an everyday matter of life and death. As she attempts to unravel the truth behind Dr Thompson's disgrace, Isabel' s patient intelligence is also required to deal with challenges in her own life. There is her baby son Charlie; Cat's deli to look after, not to menti on her vulnerable assistant Eddie; and a mysterious and unlikeable composer who has latched on to Jamie, making Isabel fear for the future of her new family. Isabel treads a difficult path between trust and gullibility, philanthropy and interference, while keeping in her sights the small but certain comforts of family, philosophy and a fine Saturday morning. 
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19 Smith, Alexander McCall The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
Random House LCC US 2009 030747433X / 9780307474339 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Isabel's incandescent curiosity is piqued when she is asked to help a profe ssor of medicine who has been disgraced by allegations of scientific fraud concerning a newly marketed drug. Would a doctor with a stellar reputation make such a simple but grave mistake? If not, what explains the tragic acci dent that resulted in the death of a patient? An investigation is in order, especially since a man's reputation is in jeo pardy, and a great deal of money is at stake for the pharmaceutical company involved. She's also occupied by the envy she feels in the face of Jamie's new friendship with the composer-in-residence at the University of Edinburgh. Whatever the case, whatever the solution, Isabel's combination of spirit, smarts, curiosity, empathy and unabashed nosiness guarantees a delightful adventure. 
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20 Smith, Alexander McCall The Dog Who Came in from the Cold
Abacus Software 2011 0349123217 / 9780349123219 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: 'A page-turner with many happy endings. Perfect,' - Daily Express 'A twisting plot line, told in McCall Smith's usual entertaining style, makes this a great read.' Waterstones Book Quarterly 'A great place to visit if you need cheering up,' - The Scotsman 
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