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Bertie Plays the Blues

A 44 Scotland Street Novel

By Alexander McCall Smith, 1948- author

44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 7

The 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.  


If you haven’t met the residents of 44 Scotland Street yet, there is no better time, since everyone seems to be in the midst of new beginnings.
 
New parents Matthew and Elspeth must muddle through the difficulties of raising their triplets Rognvald, Tobermory and Fegus—there's normal sleep deprivation, and then there's trying to tell the children apart from one another. Angus and Domenica are newly engaged, and now they must negotiate the complex merger of two households. Domenica is also forced to deal with the return of an old flame, while Big Lou has begun the search for a new one, boldly exploring the new world of online dating and coming up with an Elvis impersonator on the first try. And in Bertie’s family, there's a shift in power as his father Stuart starts to stand up to overbearing mother, Irene—and then there’s Bertie, who has been thinking that he might want to start over with a new family and so puts himself up for adoption on eBay.  With his signature charm and gentle wit Alexander McCall Smith vividly portrays the lives of Edinburgh’s most unique and beloved characters.

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Bertie plays the blues

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0307948498


Format: Book
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author
Title: Bertie plays the blues : a 44 Scotland Street novel / Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh.
Publisher Date: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2013.
Subject: Apartment houses -- Fiction Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Isbn: 0307948498 9780307948496
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: F McCall Smith
Oclc: 13224571
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Bib Id: 461283

Format: Book
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Title: Bertie plays the blues : a 44 Scotland Street novel / Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh.
Edition: First Anchor Books edition.
Publisher, Date: Random House Inc 2013
Publisher, Date: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2013.
Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series: 44 Scotland Street series ; 7
Series: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- 44 Scotland Street series ; 7.
Subjects: Apartment houses -- Fiction
Subjects: Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
LCCN: bl2013042511
ISBN: 0307948498
ISBN: 9780307948496
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: F McCall Smith