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44 Scotland Series Book 6: The Importance of Being Seven

AuthorAlexander Mccall Smith

NarratorDavid Rintoul

Series44 Scotland Street, Book 6

Duration9h 35m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels

PublisherIsis

VersionUnabridged

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Despite inhabiting a great city renowned for its impeccable restraint, the extended family of 44 Scotland Street is trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence. Matthew and Elspeth receive startling - and expensive - news on a visit to the Infirmary, Angus and Domenica are contemplating an Italian m‚nage a trois, and even Big Lou is overheard discussing cosmetic surgery. But when Bertie Pollock - six years old and impatient to be seven - mislays his meddling mother Irene one afternoon, a valuable lesson is learned: that wish-fulfilment is a dangerous business. Warm-hearted, wise and very funny, The Importance of Being Seven brings us a fresh and delightful set of insights into philosophy and fraternity among Edinburgh's most lovable residents.

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