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Corduroy Mansions

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A Conspiracy of Friends

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ISBN : 0307361861
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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0307399648
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Download Free The Dog Who Came in from the Cold PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2012-05-29 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 2 In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. The second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s newest beloved series follows the further adventures of Freddie de la Hay, Pimlico terrier, and the wonderfully motley crew of his fellow residents in the elegantly crumbling London mansion block, Corduroy Mansions. A pair of New Age operators has determined that Terence Moongrove’s estate is the ideal location for their Centre for Cosmological Studies. Literary agent Barbara Ragg has decided to represent a man who is writing a book about his time “hanging out” with the abominable snowman. And our small, furry, endlessly surprising canine hero, Freddie de la Hay, has been recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring. Needless to say, the other denizens of Corduroy Mansions have issues of their own. But all of them will be addressed with the wit, charm, and insight into the foibles of the human condition that have become the hallmark of this truly peerless storyteller.

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The Slice of No.1 Celebration Storybook

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ISBN : 1405530715
Pages : 24 pages
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Download Free The Slice of No.1 Celebration Storybook PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-09-05 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this delicious short collection to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the international phenomenon The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith's wise, generous heroine finds that dieting is not for everyone and sometimes it is simply better to be traditionally built, especially when there is cake to be had. And when the Ladies' Club of Gaborone invites Mma Ramotswe as their keynote speaker, she reaches some thought-provoking conclusions about the problems - or otherwise - of ladies and men. Also features reflections from the author on his much-loved series.

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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ISBN : 0748110615
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-10-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE FIRST BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In the first book of the bestselling series, Mma Ramotswe - with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi - navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humour and the occasional cup of tea. Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger . . . The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is the 1st book in the series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order

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The Reading Group Insider

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ISBN : 0307949923
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Free The Reading Group Insider PDF by The eBook Insider Full Book and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reading Group Insider is a valuable resource for everything you need to know about reading groups. If you are looking for ideas to enhance your current group's experiences, interested in joining a reading group, or starting one of your own, the suggestions within The Reading Group Insider will get you started on the right path. This is the place to find excerpts to browse for help with choosing good discussion titles; Q&As with the authors of some tried and true reading group picks; recipes to complement what you're reading; tips on how to start or join a reading group of your own; travel and field trip ideas to spice up your meetings; and much more. Suggested discussion questions are provided for different genres and types of books, including book-to-film adaptations and memoirs. Over 50 suggestions of reading group titles from both favorite and emerging authors are presented within as well, all with extra content or reading group guides included so that the resources you need are right at your fingertips. Once you've consulted The Reading Group Insider, you'll be eager to start reading, meeting and discussing! (A Publication of The eBook Insider Series)

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0307739449
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Download Free The Dog Who Came in from the Cold PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2012-05-29 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 2 In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. The second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s newest beloved series follows the further adventures of Freddie de la Hay, Pimlico terrier, and the wonderfully motley crew of his fellow residents in the elegantly crumbling London mansion block, Corduroy Mansions. A pair of New Age operators has determined that Terence Moongrove’s estate is the ideal location for their Centre for Cosmological Studies. Literary agent Barbara Ragg has decided to represent a man who is writing a book about his time “hanging out” with the abominable snowman. And our small, furry, endlessly surprising canine hero, Freddie de la Hay, has been recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring. Needless to say, the other denizens of Corduroy Mansions have issues of their own. But all of them will be addressed with the wit, charm, and insight into the foibles of the human condition that have become the hallmark of this truly peerless storyteller.

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A Quick Start Guide to Podcasting

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ISBN : 0749461543
Pages : 136 pages
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Download Free A Quick Start Guide to Podcasting PDF by Mark Harnett Full Book and published by Kogan Page Publishers. This book was released on 2010-09-03 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We live in exciting times. The Internet is arguably the fastest growing cultural phenomenon in the world. Right now we are in the middle of a communications revolution. Look again at your business's web presence. Whether you are a farmer's wife or a fundraiser, an artist or an artisan, a musician or a manufacturer, a shop or a service, a global corporation or a neighbourhood charity, podcasting can enhance your website. No matter what kind of business you are in you will find A Quick Start Guide to Podcasting is useful. It will help you to give your brand more than an internet presence: it will give it a voice. It will help you to establish an identity, corporate, commercial or individual, reach a different demographic than you have previously been able to tap into and crucially, entice potential customers or clients to your website. All you need to start is a little imagination - and even if you're stumped for ideas, the examples in A Quick Start Guide to Podcasts should help to set your imagination free.

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A Conspiracy Of Friends

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ISBN : 0748128034
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Free A Conspiracy Of Friends PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-04-12 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor's past, while Oedipus Snark - newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister - has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new man all together. Then plucky canine Freddie de la Hay goes missing, and his owner, widower William French, is so shaken by an unexpected declaration of love that he seriously considers making a disappearance himself. Goodhearted, well-intentioned but often to be found barking up the wrong tree, the residents of Corduroy Mansions remain a thoroughly entertaining example to us all.

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Precious and Grace

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ISBN : 1408708132
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free Precious and Grace PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE SEVENTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the woman who lost her past . . . Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi's friendship is tested by a curious case: a client who left Botswana thirty years ago and remembers little of her past. The quest for the truth takes the detectives in very different directions - but what if they are both wrong? Meanwhile, Fanwell adopts a stray dog, Mr Polopetsi becomes entangled in a tricky business deal and Violet Sephotho could be running for a prestigious award. Can Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi move beyond their differing views to solve the case and bring harmony to the agency?

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Bertie Plays The Blues

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ISBN : 1405511230
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Free Bertie Plays The Blues PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-08-04 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return. And little Bertie, feeling blue, puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Can Edinburgh's most deliciously dysfunctional residents forsake discord and learn to dance to the same happy tune?

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The Geometry of Holding Hands

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ISBN : 1408712776
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Free The Geometry of Holding Hands PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-07-02 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE THIRTEENTH INSTALLMENT OF THE MUCH-LOVED ISABEL DALHOUSIE SERIES When Isabel Dalhousie and her husband Jamie book a table at an expensive Edinburgh restaurant, she finds herself battling with her conscience. Lately, there has been a lull in work for the Review of Applied Ethics, and the care of their young sons, Charlie and Magnus, is often undertaken by their housekeeper Grace. Is Isabel deserving of such a luxurious dinner? But Isabel holds herself to impossible moral standards. Not so, the parents of one of Jamie's students, who have no qualms about ensuring their son's place in the school orchestra, despite his mediocre talent. In the restaurant, Isabel witnesses a row between local businessmen; another reminder that thoughtless ambition is too often second nature to others. Compelled to intervene in the aftermath, Isabel's sense of integrity is observed by a fellow diner, Iain Melrose, who seeks out her help. He must decide which of his remaining relatives should one day inherit his estate. Isabel, he believes, would make a just executor of his will. While she deliberates, another troubling situation arises with her niece, Cat, whose relationship with the unlikeable Leo is causing her to behave recklessly, putting Isabel in a very difficult position. Faced with such weighty decisions, can Isabel balance compassion and integrity to make the right choice for all, and to protect those she holds dear to her heart?

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Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers

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ISBN : 0349140073
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Free Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As summer blooms in Edinburgh's gardens and Bertie Pollock's birthday appears on the horizon, all at 44 Scotland Street is not cake and sunshine. Newlywed Angus Lordie has been booked by his bride into what he must not call the loony bin; Bruce's first encounter with hot wax brings more anguish than he bargained for; and Bertie's birthday dreams of scout camp and a penknife look set to be replaced by a game of Royal Weddings and a gender-neutral doll. But fate, an amorous Bedouin and the Dubai Tourist Authority conspire to transport Bertie's mother Irene to a warmer - if not a better - place, and once again in Scotland Street the triumph of human kindness over adversity gives cause for celebration.

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The Importance Of Being Seven

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ISBN : 074811887X
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Free The Importance Of Being Seven PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-06-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 ménage 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 loveable residents.

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The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café

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ISBN : 1405520604
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-09-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE FIFTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with Mma Makutsi's ambitious plan . . . Change is afoot at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency when Mma Makutsi arrives with a business plan for its proprietress, as well as an outline of her new venture: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. In the course of one turbulent day, the agency gains a dubiously qualified Assistant Detective and takes on the challenge of identifying a lady with no name and no memory. But when Mma Makutsi's entrepreneurial future comes under threat, Charlie is led astray and Violet Sephotho turns restaurant critic, only Mma Ramotswe's infallible instincts can transform disruption into a force for good.

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The Charming Quirks Of Others

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ISBN : 0748118888
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free The Charming Quirks Of Others PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As well as its advantages, there are drawbacks to the enlightened village that is twenty-first-century Edinburgh, where every Saturday night ears burn at dinner parties across the city, and anyone requiring the investigative abilities of a philosophical soul knows where to find her. Jillian McKinlay -- wife of a trustee of an illustrious school -- is the latest petitioner; she asks Isabel to look into a poison-pen letter that makes insinuations about applicants for the position of principal. Isabel's niece Cat has another new boyfriend who seems too good to be true. And when a pretty cellist with a tragic story takes a fancy to her husband-to-be, Isabel finds herself contemplating an act of heroic and alarming self-sacrifice.

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At the Reunion Buffet

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ISBN : 0349141452
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Download Free At the Reunion Buffet PDF by Alexander McCall Smith Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Isabel Dalhousie - philosopher, mother and friend - is taking on the mammoth task of hosting her school reunion. In the hours before twenty-five former classmates descend on her home, and the caterers arrive to set up a buffet, Isabel has time to reflect. She is mindful of the fact that reunions can bring up all sorts of uncomfortable feelings. Later that night, with the party in full swing, Isabel realises that the pull of the past remains as strong as ever. Some people are interested in fuelling disagreements, while others are hoping to make amends. As hostess of the party, Isabel feels compelled to help them on the path to mercy and forgiveness. But what if the reasons for forgiveness are murky and suspect? And what if long-held secrets threaten to derail Isabel's efforts? In this warm, intelligently observed novella, Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful heroine, Isabel, learns valuable lessons about inviting the past into your life.