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Book Title: Bertie Plays the Blues|
The author of the book: Alexander McCall Smith
Date of issue: May 24th 2012
ISBN 13: 9780349000329
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 16.31 MB
Read full description of the books Bertie Plays the Blues:The 44 Scotland Street novels are not fluff. They humorous and humane. The characters--except for Bruce--are not coercive. And Bruce gets what he deserves in this book--lots of money and no love. This book is fantasy. But the fantasy is an appealing one: that good, though imperfect, people might get what they deserve. Elspeth, Matthew and the triplets get the best au pair in the world. Big Lou finds a kind widower, a contemporary from Arbroath. Pat finds an uncomplicated man to love. And Domenica and Angus find one another--and Domenica accepts Cyril along with Angus. And Bertie, brilliant, kind, honest Bertie, whose mother gives him the blues, get a reprieve, when a kind stranger convinces his mother Irene to give him a chance to be a boy.
Alexander McCall Smith is constantly reminding us that our personal world need not be cold and cynical like the world around us. Kindness, tolerance and forgiveness can improve all of our family and friendly relationships. These traits become easier to foster when we recognize that our happiness depends much more on the "tenor" of our personal world than on our place in the competitive world around us. In fact, rejecting the false values and rankings of the big world is the biggest step we can make toward creating a personal world of happiness.
Read information about the authorAlexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon 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 in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland. Visit him online at www.alexandermccallsmith.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
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