Love Over Scotland

Love Over Scotland

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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 3

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.

This just in from Edinburgh: the complicated lives of the denizens of 44 Scotland Street are becoming no simpler. Domenica Macdonald has left for the Malacca Straits to conduct a perilous anthropological study of pirate households. Angus Lordie’s dog, Cyril, has been stolen, and is facing an uncertain future wandering the streets. Bertie, the prodigiously talented six-year-old, is still enduring psychotherapy, but his burden is lightened by a junior orchestra's trip to Paris, where he makes some interesting new friends. Back in Edinburgh, there is romance for Pat with a handsome young man called Wolf, until she begins to see the attractions of the more prosaically named Matthew.

Teeming with McCall Smith’s wonderful wit and charming depictions of Edinburgh,Love Over Scotland is another beautiful ode to a city and its people that continue to fascinate this astounding author.



Baker & Taylor
Domenica Macdonald heads off on an expedition to the Malacca Straits to study pirates, Angus Lordie's dog Cyril is stolen, musical prodigy Bertie is left behind in Paris, and Pat finds herself torn between two very different men.

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This just in from Edinburgh: the complicated lives of the denizens of 44 Scotland Street are becoming no simpler. Domenica Macdonald has left for the Malacca Straits to conduct a perilous anthropological study of pirate households. Angus Lordies dog, Cyril, has been stolen, and is facing an uncertain future wandering the streets. Bertie, the prodigiously talented six-year-old, is still enduring psychotherapy, but his burden is lightened by a junior orchestra's trip to Paris, where he makes some interesting new friends. Back in Edinburgh, there is romance for Pat with a handsome young man called Wolf, until she begins to see the attractions of the more prosaically named Matthew.
Teeming with McCall Smiths wonderful wit and charming depictions of Edinburgh, Love Over Scotland is another beautiful ode to a city and its people that continue to fascinate this astounding author.

Baker
& Taylor

The lives of the inhabitants of Edinburgh's 44 Scotland Street continue to be complicated, as Domenica Macdonald heads off on an expedition to the Malacca Straits to study pirates, Angus Lordie's dog Cyril is stolen, musical prodigy Bertie is left behind in Paris during an orchestra tour, and Pat finds herself torn between two very different men. Original. 125,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9780307275981
0307275981
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCCALL SMITH
Characteristics: 357 p.

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mab0411
Nov 27, 2016

I read the entire series years ago and decided to reread them, I love these characters and the whole atmosphere of Scotland Street. For me, it is a great place to go.

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pokano
Dec 04, 2013

Another in the entertaining Scotland Street series. Bertie goes to Paris without Irene! Domenica goes to SE Asia! Pat moves in with Matthew and quickly moves out again! Cyril disappears!

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lozza1401
Jan 22, 2013

I loved this book! I am eagerly awaiting to read the next book in the series. Highly recommended.

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ReadingOntheBus
Jul 25, 2012

Wonderful characters. I want more.

AuntJane Nov 14, 2011

A great continuation of the story! I loved the Bertie sections in Paris - and of course Angus' poor dog! A.M.Smith has created wonderful characters that draw you in to their worlds. I can't wait for the next installment!

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GailRoger
Dec 04, 2009

Another gentle offering from Edinburgh. And it's rather nice, what with death, disease, global warming, and possible financial disaster in the headlines, to escape into the more manageable problems of those living in and around 44 Scotland Street.

The last "44 Scotland Street novel" I read was The World According to Bertie, which takes place after this one, but it doesn't matter. The characters in these novels lead busy lives with plenty of time for reflection.

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Dec 04, 2009

"Have you noticed, Lou, how it feels when you know that somebody doesn't like you? . . . . And you know that you've done nothing to deserve this. You've done them no wrong. They just don't like you. It's an odd feeling, isn't it?"
Big Lou looked up at the ceiling. Matthew was right. It was an odd feeling. One felt somehow that it was unfair that the other felt that way. But it was more than that. The unmerited dislike of another made one think less of oneself. We are enlarged by the love of others; we are diminished by their dislike.

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