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Publisher's Summary

The latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series.

When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a misunderstanding at the local bookstore.

Whether caused by small things such as a cup of coffee and a book, or major events such as Stuart's application for promotion and his wife Irene's decision to pursue a PhD in Aberdeen, change is coming to Scotland Street. But for three seven-year-old boys - Bertie Pollock, Ranald, and Big Lou's foster son, Finlay - it also means getting a glimpse of perfect happiness.

Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully witty, wise and sometimes surreal comedy spirals out in surprising ways in this new installment, but its heart remains where it has always been at the center of life in Edinburgh's New Town.

©2018 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2018 Recorded Books

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love this series

couldn't stop listening. read the entire book in one day. as enjoyable as always -- I'm already waiting for the next installment.

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So enjoyable

If you’ve never listen to an Alexander McCall Smith book you’re in for a treat. Mr. Smith has a way of taking you and your mind to beautiful places, simpler places, that make you feel happy. There are many life lessons in each of his books but nothing that is in your face or preachy. Of all of the series, 44 Scotland St. is by far my Favorite followed closely by the number one ladies detective agency. I can’t imagine a more enjoyable way to pass the time while driving a long distance then to listen to one of his books.

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Satisfying conclusion for Bertie's story

I liked that Bertie is not let down in the conclusion. Wish it were longer.

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Last book in the series

I so enjoyed this series. The story and interaction with the characters and development kept me interested and entertained until the end. It was disappointing, inclusive a complete let down.
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Further Scottish Adventured

love these characters. always interested in their lives and becoming part of the family. recommend..

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More Bertie!

I am in love with the characters and miss them between installments! This leaves be wondering how Bertie, Stewart and the baby will cope!

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44 Scotland

Please don’t stop Mr McCall or Mr McKenzie. I need to see Bertie grow up and see how Ulysses develops without Irene. I am glad that Stewart and Irene finally came to an understanding. I wish I could meet a “Stewart “.... I’d love Edinburg.... plan to go there in the future... on my “ bucket list”!

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Lovely

Every book by McCall Smith is so lovely. You laugh, cry, and laugh some more. I always feel better listening to one of his books. It lifts the spirit and nourishes the heart.

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Heartwarming & Entertaining

Robert Ian Mackenzie reads with astonishing aptitude giving each character their unique voice,thus enabling me to picture them, developing likes and dislikes as to real people in the neighbourhood. Alexander McCall Smith makes his characters always believable and creates their lives as if he is just reporting it. My favourite story to accompany my busy and lonely housewife days. Thank you, Alexander and Robert!!! Life is fuller wirh your voices !

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Entertaining

I love all of his novels. They are easy to read and certainly good bedtime audible stories. Thank you