Espresso Tales - Alexander McCall Smith Reviews
Description:ISBN 0349119708 / Author: Alexander McCall Smith / Genre: Fiction / In Espresso Tales, Alexander McCall Smith returns home to Edinburgh ... more
Espresso Tales - Alexander McCall Smith ... and the glorious cast of his own tales of the city, the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpetually deluded ex-surveyor, is about to embark on a new career as a wine merchant, while his long- suffering flatmate Pat MacGregor, set up by matchmaking Domenica Macdonald, finds herself invited to a nudist picnic in Moray Place in the pursuit of true love. Prodigious six-year-old Bertie Pollock wants a boy's life of fishing and rugby, not yoga and pink dungarees, and he plots rebellion against his bossy, crusading mother Irene and his psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn. But when Bertie's longed-for trip to Glasgow with his ineffectual father Stuart ends with Bertie taking money off legendary Glasgow hard man Lard O'Connor at cards, it looks as though Bertie should have been more careful what he wished for. And all the time it appears that both Irene Pollock and Dr Fairbairn are engaged in a struggle with dark secrets and unconscious urges of their own.
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by - written on 06/01/12 (Very useful, 42 readings)
Espresso Tales is the second instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street Series, which follows the residents of an address in Edinburgh. Although I suppose it would be advisable to read the series in order, I don't think it would be overly confusing if you read them out of sequence. What I will say is that this review may contain spoilers from the first book, so if you do want to read them in order, look away now! On the top floor of number 44, is the egotistical Bruce, who having been sacked from his job as a surveyor is now hoping to become a wine merchant, despite having little to no experience or knowledge of wine. His flatmate Pat ... Read the complete review
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