Corduroy Mansions

Corduroy Mansions

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From the author of the global bestsellerThe No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agencycomes a brand-new novel - the start of a new series - set in the heart of London. "Corduroy Mansions" is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. This is the home patch of - among others - a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights, and with the ability to fasten his own seatbelt. Sandy has delivered a whole new cast of incredible characters including, but not limited to: Berthea Snark, psychoanalyst and unwilling mother to Oedipus Snark (the nasty Lib Dem). William French, wine merchant living in Corduroy Mansions, and lover of wines of the Bordeaux region. Marcia Light, proprietrix of Marcia's Table with her sights set on William. Barbara Ragg, lover of Oedipus Snark - would like to marry him; would like to marry anybody. Loafers, wine merchants, vitamin evangelists and the occasional psychoanalyst pass each other on the stairs of this delightful metropolitan des res. With his trademark wit, charm and lightness of touch, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a colourful cast of characters, full of the life, laughter and humanity so beloved in his writing.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st Cdn. ed
ISBN: 9780307399083
Branch Call Number: M MCC
Characteristics: 353 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: McIntosh, Iain

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If you like the way the word Pimlico rolls off the tongue and think that the character name Oedipus Snark is pleasingly twee, this is the read for you. McCall Smith takes us on a light ramble through the lives of the residents of the Corduroy Mansions block.


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