The continuing adventures of Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man
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Happy in her Edinburgh kitchen with her husband-to-be and beloved son, Isabel Dalhousie has feelings about parenthood that grow more tender daily. So when Jane, a visiting academic adopted and sent to Australia as a baby, asks for help in tracing her Scottish origins, Isabel cannot refuse.
However, in these investigations, habitually upright Isabel finds herself beset by temptation: first, to count her own blessings. Then, the perennial temptation to suspicion - of the iniquitous Professor Lettuce's latest subterfuge, and of her niece Cat's weakness for the wrong man. Meanwhile, the search for Jane's parents turns troubling, and Isabel can hardly prevent herself from interfering.