The Bertie Project

The Bertie Project

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44 SCOTLAND STREET - BOOK 11

Our beloved cast of characters are back, as are the joys and trials of life at 44 Scotland Street in this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully charming series.
 
Bertie's mother, Irene, returns from the Middle East to discover that, in her absence, her son has been exposed to the worst of evils--television shows, ice cream parlors, and even unsanctioned art at the National Portrait Gallery. Her wrath descends on Bertie's long-suffering father, Stuart. But Stuart has found a reason to spend more time outside of the house and seems to have a new spring in his step. What does this mean for the residents of 44 Scotland Street?
     The winds of change have come to the others as well. Angus undergoes a spiritual transformation after falling victim to an unexpected defenestration. Bruce has fallen in a rather different sense for a young woman who is determined to share with him her enthusiasm for extreme sports. Matthew and Elspeth have a falling out with their triplets' au pair, while Big Lou continues to fall in love with her new role as a mother. And as Irene resumes work on what she calls her Bertie Project, reinstating Bertie's Italian lessons, yoga classes, and psychotherapy, Bertie begins to hatch a project of his own--one that promises freedom.

Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2017.
ISBN: 9780735273382
Branch Call Number: FIC McCal
Characteristics: 291 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: McIntosh, Iain - Illustrator

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dougslater
Aug 26, 2017

Another easy likable reading in this series, I enjoyed it once again. The familiar characters are as interesting as ever and their thoughts still full of humorous and challenging insights on the world around them(and us). Edinburgh, the physical city, is once again prominently featured, he has a great way of presenting it to us as an integral part of the story.

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noltec
Aug 11, 2017

Disappointing from this author. I finished the book but can't say I would recommend it.

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brangwinn
Aug 06, 2017

Why can’t Bertie’s mother be kidnapped again? McCall Smith has created some of my most favorite characters and he’s definitely created the villain I most love to hate. It’s best to read the 44 Scotland Road series from the beginning, so you have an understanding of all the characters. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, hoping that Bertie’s father can learn to stand up for himself.

gevans0531 Jun 28, 2017

It's laugh-out-loud funny!

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pokano
May 30, 2017

This episode of the Scotland Street series focuses on the 44 Scotland Street series focuses on St and will have readers familiar with the series on the edge of their seats. McCall Smith again uses his gentle humor and knowledge of human nature to make the lives of ordinary people living ordinary lives supremely entertaining.

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casar
Feb 09, 2017

A totally delightful read. Well worth the wait.

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HCLIBHosmer
Oct 23, 2016

Please give us the option of using the old library format!

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