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Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher and amateur solver of other people's problems, meets an old foe, Minty Auchterlonie, at a birthday party attended by their young children. Ambitious Minty, now the head of a small investment bank, is in trouble with her shareholders. Isabel becomes involved, and is drawn into a murky world of financial concealment.

Minty is not the only high-flier in Isabel's life; her niece Cat has just become engaged to a tightrope-walking stuntman. Isabel fears his next job - and the engagement - could end in disaster. Meanwhile, her own boyfriend, Jamie, has marriage in mind too . . .

©2009 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2009 Hachette Digital

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  • Neryl
  • BAULKHAM HILLS, Australia
  • 07-04-12

A Giggle on the Way to Work

Would you listen to The Lost Art of Gratitude again? Why?

I would certainly listen again...because Alexander has a way of making me giggle on the way to work. I take delight in his subtle humour and understated seriousness of thought.

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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I wish these books were not abridged!

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  • Rachel
  • 10-07-10

Gentle and thought provoking

A big fan of Alexander McCall Smith in print I enjoyed this installment of Isobel Dalhousie with the chracters all gently moving forward and the usual philosopical questions. However I would have preferred a more Scottish reader.

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