Bentornati al numero 44 di Scotland Street, indirizzo del condominio di Edimburgo dove si intrecciano storie, amori e colpi di scena al ritmo irresistibile del sassofono talentuoso di Bertie, giovane inquilino: Domenica, di ritorno da un lungo viaggio di lavoro, inizia con Antonia una sottile guerra a suon di caustiche battute a causa della scomparsa di una preziosa tazza da tè; l'affascinante Bruce è tornato da Londra senza un soldo e si rifugia tra le braccia della ricca ereditiera Julia Donald ficcandosi in guai più grandi di lui; Big Lou sembra invece aver trovato finalmente un nuovo amore. Il piccolo Bertie, da parte sua, continua a cercare di sfuggire all'incontenibile invadenza della madre, alle insopportabili lezioni di yoga e alla prepotente presenza del neonato fratellino Ulysses, protagonista nel suo piccolo di incredibili disavventure. Pat e Matthew, il romantico senza speranza, sembrano aver trovato un buon equilibrio nel loro rapporto, ma sono sul punto di commettere il più grande errore della loro vita e ancora non se ne rendono conto...
- ISBN: 8850241909
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 330
This is the 4th in this series by Alexander McCall Smith, and it continues the sagas of a variety of characters in modern Edinburg, Scotland. To say that Smith has a keen insight to human frailties and comedic lapses is to put it mildly. He actually gets you to understand how so many things that we
What can I say? I love this series. I love how Alexander McCall Smith captures Edinburgh. I love the characters. I want to say the books are sweet or heart-warming, but not in a cloying way at all. The author allows his characters to be human, yet rise above their petty cares some of the time. The b Leggi tutto
I like the precocious six-year-old Bertie, and was looking forward to having much of this book be about Bertie. In spite of the title, it was not to be. It was an entertaining book, but I wanted Bertie ( little tantrum here! )
Poor Bertie! But hooray for Miss Harmony! And Matthew! And . . . the Jacobite Rebellion . . . ? I often feel there's a bit too much padding in the form of Angus and Domenica pontificating on the state of Scotland Today and Society in General, which is what keeps me from loving these books whole-hear Leggi tutto
Another pleasant 3,5* from me and going straight to the next volume. :) The long time it took me to read this particular book has once again nothing to do with the book, but with some personal stuff I went through. I am still not bothered with the very few inadvertencies (like Matthew never giving an Leggi tutto
The world according to 6 year old Bertie is one of the most entertaining aspects of the 44 Scotland Street series providing plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. There are thoughtful moments also. I am including this excerpt because I wonder about McCall Smith's view of God. His characters seem to have
This book is best enjoyed with snuggling down with your favorite drink, soft, but good, reading light, and plenty of time to devote to savoring the essays of daily life of the persons living in Edinburgh, Scotland, near 44 Scotland Street. As the title of the book suggests, this volume is dedicated t Leggi tutto
I continue to be addicted to these delightful serialized stories - especially as I am listening to them as audiobooks and the reader - Robert Ian Mackenzie - does a marvelous job (however, lately, I've been wondering if my profound hatred for Irene comes from the smarmy, smug and self-satisfied voic Leggi tutto
I really enjoyed this book. It was the best one in the series so far. The characters are so amusing, and it's just a fun look at life and all the craziness that goes along with it. Bertie is an awesome character!
I think I just want to read the Bertie chapters, with the occasional Angus... This was the first time I'd read one of these since I've been to Edinburgh! It was really cool to know exactly what everything he was describing was.
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