Cordouroy Mansions
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    Corduroy Mansions: A Novel | Alexander McCall Smith

    Corduroy Mansions: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    In London’s Pimlico neighborhood lies a tenement described in architectural guides as “a building of no interest whatsoever.” But the residents of Corduroy Mansions—including a literary agent, a wine merchant, a thoroughly unpleasant member of Parliament, and a vegetarian dog—are a rather fascinating lot.

    Oedipus Snark, MP

    If that name made you smile, this book is for you. I admit that I put this one aside when it came out because it didn't seem on par with the 44 Scotla..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2012 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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    Corduroy Mansions | Alexander McCall Smith

    Corduroy Mansions

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Andrew Sachs
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    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.

    Another Enjoyable McCall-Smith

    It was lovely but I am finding he repeats a lot of themes/sentiments in different books.
    The narrator was good.

    Reviewed on June 22 2016 by Susan McLean ()
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    A Conspiracy of Friends | Alexander McCall Smith

    A Conspiracy of Friends

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Andrew Sachs
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    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.

    Intelligent humor, best unabridged

    McCall Smith is currently writing two novels in daily instalments in British newspapers. This is the third part of the one set in Corduroy Mansions, L..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 21 2011 by Katharina (Bremen, Germany)