The Resource 44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith, illustrations by Iain McIntosh

44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith, illustrations by Iain McIntosh

Label
44 Scotland Street
Title
44 Scotland Street
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith, illustrations by Iain McIntosh
Title variation
Forty-four Scotland Street
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them
Member of
Summary
Pat rents a room from the handsome and cocky Bruce, at 44 Scotland Street, and discovers that she has also acquired some colorful new neighbors, including Domenica, an eccentric widow
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
133640
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McIntosh, Iain
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
44 Scotland Street
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Art galleries, Commercial
  • Apartment houses
  • Roommates
  • Humourous stories
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith, illustrations by Iain McIntosh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780349118970
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780349118970
Label
44 Scotland Street, Alexander McCall Smith, illustrations by Iain McIntosh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780349118970
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780349118970

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