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44 SCOTLAND STREET Book 1The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical wonderfully perceptive serial novels featuring six year old Bertie a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother  Welcome to 44 Scotland Street home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters There's Pat a twenty year old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance Their neighbor Domenica is an eccentric and insightful widow In the flat below are Irene and her appealing son Bertie who is the victim of his mother’s desire for him to learn the saxophone and italian–all at the tender age of fiveLove triangles a lost painting intriguing new friends and an encounter with a famous Scottish crime writer are just a few of the ingredients that add to this delightful and witty portrait of Edinburgh society which was first published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper


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    Sixty pages into this book I stopped and looked at the back of it What was it about again? Did the same thing sixty pages later When I finally closed the back cover I realized that this is a book about nothing It's Seinfeld in EdinburghMcCall Smith did this serial novel for The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh Each chapter is short about 9 inches of copy for a daily newspaper runAnd what he's created is this wonderful and funny character study Like Seinfeld nothing much happens but you really really enjoy the ride He had so much fun doing this book that he continued the series and did a second volume I hadn't intended to read the second volume but upon finishing this first one I marched right out and bought Espresso Tales I had to find out what happened to these hilarious characters the narcissist surveyor the hesitant heroine the incompetent gallery owner the eccentric portrait painter with the gold toothed dog the domineering mother of the five year old prodigy The characters are the strength of this series and I think I might be hooked for a while