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ISBN10: 0349120536
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The latest completely charming installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.

There is never a quiet moment on 44 Scotland Street. In The World According to Bertie, Pat deals with the reappearance of Bruce, which has her heart skipping — and not in a pleasant way. Angus Lordie's dog Cyril has been taken away by the authorities, accused of being a serial biter. Unexpectedly, Domenica has offered to help free him. As usual, Big Lou is still looking for love, and handing out coffee and advice to the always contemplative Matthew. And Bertie, the beleaguered Italian-speaking six year old prodigy, now has a little brother, Ulysses, who Bertie hopes will help distract his pushy mother Irene.

Beautifully observed, cleverly detailed, The World According to Bertie is classic McCall Smith and a treat for his avid fans as well as his first time readers.

Review:

"No doubt Smith's fans will clamor for more about 44 Scotland Street, and given the author's celebrated productivity, he'll probably give them what they want." Publishers Weekly

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"[An] outsider can still relish McCall Smith's depiction of this place 'of angled streets and northern light,' and enjoy his tolerant, good-humored company." New York Times

Review:

"This, along with McCall Smith's insightful and comic observations, makes for an amusing and absorbing look at Edinburgh society." Library Journal

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"The best parts go to horrible Bruce, treasurable Bertie and Bertie's monstrous little schoolmate Olive. To be continued." Kirkus reviews

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demelzack, January 4, 2009 (view all comments by demelzack)
If you've ever had an overbearing mother who only wants what's best for you, you can't help but feel a kindred spirit with Bertie, the six-year-old boy with a heart of gold who simply wants to be normal.

A fantastic book. Alexander McCall Smith's wit crackles. My only disappointment with this book was how quickly I read through it.
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ISBN:
9780349120539
Subtitle:
44 Scotland Street Series #4
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
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Product details pages Little, Brown Book Group - English 9780349120539 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "No doubt Smith's fans will clamor for more about 44 Scotland Street, and given the author's celebrated productivity, he'll probably give them what they want." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[An] outsider can still relish McCall Smith's depiction of this place 'of angled streets and northern light,' and enjoy his tolerant, good-humored company."
"Review" by , "This, along with McCall Smith's insightful and comic observations, makes for an amusing and absorbing look at Edinburgh society."
"Review" by , "The best parts go to horrible Bruce, treasurable Bertie and Bertie's monstrous little schoolmate Olive. To be continued."
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