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Corduroy Mansions: A Novel

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Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters. There's the middle-aged wine merchant William, who's trying to convince his reluctant twenty-four-year-old son, Eddie, to leave the nest; and Marcia, the boutique caterer who has her sights set on William. There's also the (justifiably) much-loathed Member of Parliament Oedipus Snark; his mother, Berthea, who's writing his biography and hating every minute of it; and his long-suffering girlfriend, Barbara, a literary agent who would like to be his wife (but, then, she'd like to be almost anyone's wife). There's the vitamin evangelist, the psychoanalyst, the art student with a puzzling boyfriend and Freddie de la Hay, the Pimlico terrier who insists on wearing a seat belt and is almost certainly the only avowed vegetarian canine in London.

Synopsis:

While a middle-aged wine merchant tries to emancipate his reluctant adult son from their crumbling Pimlico home, a hated Parliament member incites the disgust of his biography-writing mother and long-suffering literary agent girlfriend.

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is also the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He lives in Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307379306
Publisher:
Pantheon
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Illustrator:
Iain McIntosh
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Author:
Alexander McCall Smith
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Pimlico (London, England)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100713
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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