The World According to Bertie

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Product Number: Z3344
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456106683
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The World According to Bertie is the fourth in the series and revolves around the many colorful characters that come and go at No. 44 Scotland Street. McCall Smith handles the characters with his customary charm and deftness-the stalwart Tory chartered surveyor, the pushy mother, and, most importantly in this novel, the beleaguered Italian-speaking prodigy, Bertie. This is classic McCall Smith-clever, witty and entertaining- and beautifully illustrated. A chance encounter with Armistead Maupin in San Francisco inspired Alexander McCall Smith to write this series of novels based around the fictional No. 44 Scotland Street in Edinburgh's New Town.


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The World According to Bertie
Product Number: BX00008710
Product Number:Z3344
Product Number:C4708

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Narrator(s): Robert Ian Mackenzie
Product Number C4708
Released: Oct 15, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436141345
Product Number EB00148333
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307455222

Professional reviews

"Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street series is a masterpiece of quiet domestic drama, and Robert Ian Mackenzie's narration of the latest installment is a triumph. His performance--especially his various accents and carefully portrayed emotions--is modulated to give just the right flair to each of the many characters' personalities. The story celebrates the little intrigues, trials, ironies, and tribulations of the oh-so-normal lives of the residents of 44 Scotland Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. There are no intense or action-packed events. Yet the combination of McCall Smith's comforting prose and Mackenzie's soothing narrative is riveting. M.L.K. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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