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Portuguese Irregular Verbs
by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingukcanauswing of Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingukcanauswing from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

8 out of 10


Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due–a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.

In
Portuguese Irregular Verbs, Professor Dr von Igelfeld learns to play tennis, and forces a college chum to enter into a duel that results in a nipped nose. He also takes a field trip to Ireland where he becomes acquainted with the rich world of archaic Irishisms, and he develops an aching infatuation with a Dentist fatale. Along the way, he takes two ill-fated Italian sojourns, the first merely uncomfortable, the second definitely dangerous.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingukcanauswing at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (6/9/2012 UTC) at Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Mailed today as a RABCK. Hope you enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Many thanks, ukcanaus! I just found The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs in a second-hand bookshop, so it will be great to read this one first. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, June 24, 2012

8 out of 10

This has been my first acquaintance with Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and I enjoyed the book a lot.

Portuguese Irregular Verbs is the first novel of three comprising the Von Igelfeld series. (The series was later published combined as The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom.) Though called a novel, it is really a collection of short stories in which McCall Smith takes on the academic world, tongue firmly in cheek.

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Cover illustration by Iain McIntosh 


Journal Entry 5 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (6/27/2012 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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On its way to windpomp, who also has a soft spot for McCall Smith's books.

Read and Release! 


Journal Entry 6 by windpomp at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Received the book today from stoepbrak. Will read with joy no doubt. 




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