La chiave della felicità è ottenere il meglio da ciò che si ha a disposizione. Saggio proposito che però Isabel Dalhousie, filosofa colta e raffinata, cultrice di belle arti e di teatro e detective a tempo perso, proprio non riesce a mettere in pratica. La sua vita al momento è troppo affollata di pensieri: trovare un appartamento per la fedele governante Grace, evitare alla giovane nipote Cat nuove delusioni d'amore, conservare l'amicizia con Jamie, l'ex fidanzato della nipote, nonostante il fatto che si sia irrimediabilmente innamorata di lui e le riesca davvero difficile mantenere le distanze. Ma soprattutto Isabel si annoia. Nelle sue giornate manca l'azione. Finché all'improvviso all'orizzonte compare un colto e gentile milionario americano, impegnato in un rapporto di coppia avvilente che potrebbe addirittura metterne a repentaglio la vita, e la filosofa Isabel Dalhousie si ritroverà presto coinvolta in un sorprendente giallo dei sentimenti.
- ISBN: 8850217897
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 272
About halfway through this book, I thought to myself, "Is anything ever going to HAPPEN, or do we only get to read about Isabel Dalhousie's anguishing over philosophical questions?" Not that there's anything wrong with that. I think I am as concerned with moral issues as the next person and maybe mor Leggi tutto
Обичам как пише този човек. Как разказва на пръв поглед незначителни, скучни истории, но успява да вмъкне в тях толкова мъдрост и хумор. Усещането от тази книга е като това от приятен дъждовен следобед, които прекарваш у дома в приятна компания или с книга в ръка. Leggi tutto
Aristotle was wrong. When he wrote “Why is it that all men who are outstanding in philosophy, poetry and the arts are melancholic”, he reckoned without Alexander McCall Smith, an author whose expertise in these fields is matched, if not exceeded, by his frivolity. The character of Isabel Dalhousie r Leggi tutto
Rating: 3 disappointed stars of five The Book Report : Isabel Dalhousie, moral philosopher and newly reawakened lust-pot, entertains her American cousin and her husband in this third installment of the Sunday Philosophy Club series of novels. Much happens, all of it spoilery, but one big thing occurs Leggi tutto
In creating the character of Isabel Dalhousie, McCall Smith has given us a heroine who is very real and someone I for one am able to identify with (it may be because I am 40!). It is possible that a younger reader may not appreciate her life, her thoughts and her actions as much. However, this is wh Leggi tutto
Far and away the best of Smith's Isabel Dalhousie novels, IMO. They're branded as mysteries, but they're not really. The first two had more of a "figure out what really happened" kind of vibe, but this one focuses more Isabel's life and personal search for happiness ("How Isabel Got Her Groove Back" Leggi tutto
In this third installment of the series featuring the Edinburgh philosopher, Isabel Dalhousie’s cousin Mimi arrives with her husband, Joe, from Dallas for a visit. Mimi introduces Isabel to Tom Bruce, a wealthy Texan who has recently become engaged to Angie. But Angie seems much more interested in I Leggi tutto
The Right Attitude to Rain is the sort of novel which readers will either love or loathe. If you value action and despise what you see as overly thinking about what in Isabel Dalhousie's philosophical journal is called "practical morality" -- moral issues in our everyday lives -- this book, like the Leggi tutto
These books help me through tough times. There have been times, like when my husband was abruptly laid off the Friday before Obama's first inauguration, and then interviewed and interviewed for jobs, and kept coming in #2 of 2, that I would go in the bathroom and just cry and cry while I ran water & Leggi tutto
What can I say? This is my third book in this series (the Isabel Dalhousie mysteries) in a short amount of time. I didn't quite devour this one at the breakneck speed employed for the first two, but it still was a very satisfying read. After this one, I would strongly suggest potential readers to re Leggi tutto
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