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The comfort of Saturdays

The comfort of Saturdays

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

* More delightful philosophical musings from Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth. Isabel Dalhousie is a new mother and a connoisseur of philosophy; she'd rather not be a sleuth. But when a chance conversation at a dinner party draws Isabel into the case of a doctor whose career has been ruined, she cannot ignore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Because for Isabel ethics are not theoretical at all, but an everyday matter of life and death. As she attempts to unravel the truth behind Dr Thompson's disgrace, Isabel's patient intelligence is also required to deal with challenges in her own life. There is her baby son Charlie; Cat's deli to look after, not to mention her vulnerable assistant Eddie; and a mysterious and unlikeable composer who has latched on to Jamie, making Isabel fear for the future of her new family. Isabel treads a difficult path between trust and gullibility, philanthropy and interference, while keeping in her sights the small but certain comforts of family, philosophy and a fine Saturday morning. PRAISE FOR THE CAREFUL USE OF COMPLIMENTS ** 'The No. 2 Lady Detective ... anyone who loves Precious cannot fail to be charmed' MAIL ON SUNDAY ** 'McCall Smith has the gift of evoking an entire social atmosphere in very few and simple words' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ** 'McCall Smith's greatest gift as a writer - and God knows this is just one of many - is that he can write likeable characters' NEW STATESMAN

Hardback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories. Modern fiction.
Published London : Little, Brown Book Group : [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Booksite Afrika 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith
Distributor: London: Little, Brown Book Group; [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Booksite Afrika, 2008
ISBN: 1408700654, 9781408700655
Note: Hardback.
Biography: Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.
Physical Description: 240 p. ; 23x15 cm.
Subject: Physicians Malpractice Scotland Edinburgh Fiction.; General.; Judicial error Fiction.; Edinburgh (Scotland) Fiction.; Dalhousie, Isabel (Fictitious character) Fiction.