The Second-Worst Restaurant in France

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Product Number: Z15297
Released: Jul 18, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980031758
Narrator/s: Timothy Ackroyd
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In a delightful sequel to the best-selling comedic novel My Italian Bulldozer, we are in a French village where the local restaurant's haute cuisine leaves a lot to be desired--and two books into an astounding ninth series from one of our most beloved authors. Renowned cookbook writer Paul Stuart, renewed and refreshed from his time in Tuscany, has returned to Scotland to work on his new book, The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters. Writing, though, is complicated by Paul's changed domestic circumstances. His editor and new girlfriend, Gloria, has moved in with him despite not being specifically invited, and she's brought her two rather demanding Siamese cats. When Paul's cousin, Chloe, suggests Paul visit her in the French countryside, Paul jumps at the chance. However, once he arrives, he finds his fortunes tangled up with the infamous local restaurant that gives the book its title. In this story about a man who prides himself on his taste finding delight in the most unexpected places, we have Alexander McCall Smith at his most witty and charming.


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The Second-Worst Restaurant in France
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Product Number:C05576
Product Number:Z15297

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Narrator(s): Timothy Ackroyd
Product Number C05576
Released: Jul 18, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980031574
Narrator(s): Timothy Ackroyd
Product Number MP2815
Released: Aug 21, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980046806
Product Number EB00739695
Released: Jul 16, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9781524748302

Professional reviews

"Timothy Ackroyd reprises his clever narration in Alexander McCall Smith's second audiobook about the fictional food writer Paul Stewart. Ackroyd smoothly captures the protagonist's wit and reveals his angst in the verbal equivalent of thought bubbles. His spot-on imitations of French-inflected English from the many local characters give color to this comic novel. His measured and reserved elocutions of Stewart's eccentric and mysterious cousin, Chloe, make her a vivid character. Reputedly married five times, she both helps and manipulates Stewart when she puts him up at her summer rental in a French village, where the owner of the "second-worst restaurant in France" avails himself of Stewart's expertise. Laugh-out-loud funny and splendidly narrated, this petit bijou is enjoyable and fun. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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