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The forgotten affairs of youth

The forgotten affairs of youth

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-; Mackie, Lesley

The continuing adventures of Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man

CD, CD, Audiobook. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories. Audiobooks.
Published Oxford: ISIS Soundings, 2011
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Available at Finchley Church End.

  • Finchley Church End – One available in Crime CRIME FICTION

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    30131044917315 Crime CRIME FICTION Adult audiobook Available


Statement of responsibility: by Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1445014459, 9781445014456
Note: Compact discs.
Performers: Read by Lesley Mackie.
Physical Description: 7 sound discs : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Edinburgh (Scotland) Fiction.; Dalhousie, Isabel (Fictitious character) Fiction.


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.