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By Alexander McCall Smith, Iain McIntosh

Alexander McCall Smith returns to Corduroy Mansions, the marginally dilapidated yet loved mansion block in London's hip Pimlico neighbourhood, for this third instalment in his well known series.

It turns out the universe is conspiring opposed to the citizens of Corduroy Mansions, as every person reveals themselves suffering from their nearest and dearest. Oedipus Snark is a Member of Parliament so loathsome even his mom can't abide him. on the contrary, Berthea Snark continues to be engaged on her scathing biography of her son--already 210 pages lengthy, and that simply covers his lamentable adolescence. in the meantime, the company contention is heating up among literary brokers Rupert Porter and Barbara Ragg, nonetheless hoping to get the manuscript for Autobiography of a Yeti; nice arts graduate Caroline Jarvis is blurring the superb line among friendship and romance; Eddie French has came upon a brand new, prosperous female friend; and his father, aspiring wine service provider William French, fears that he'll by no means get his grasp of Wine certificates. most significantly, William's trustworthy terrier, Freddie de l. a. Hay--perhaps the one puppy smart sufficient to were recruited via MI6--disappears whereas on a secret journey round the Suffolk geographical region. Will Freddie locate his as far back as Pimlico? is that this the tip of Corduroy Mansions? Readers might be captivated once more as McCall Smith's genius for storytelling and eye for the quirky info of recent existence conspire to provide web page after web page of witty and pleasing episodes, and wonderfully saw characters.

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