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Espresso Tales: The Latest from 44 Scotland Street
by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction
Registered by winggoldenwattlewing of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 6/8/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by RosieCanberra): available


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winggoldenwattlewing from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, June 08, 2017

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The residents and neighbours 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.
Back are all our favourite denizens of a Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh. Bertie the immensely talented six year old is now enrolled in kindergarten, and much to his dismay, has been clad in pink overalls for his first day of class. Bruce has lost his job as a surveyor, and between admiring glances in the mirror, is contemplating becoming a wine merchant. Pat is embarking on a new life at Edinburgh University and perhaps on a new relationship, courtesy of Domenica, her witty and worldly-wise neighbour. McCall Smith has much in store for them as the brief spell of glorious summer sunshine gives way to fall a season cursed with more traditionally Scottish weather.
Full of McCall Smith’s gentle humour and sympathy for his characters, Espresso Tales is also an affectionate portrait of a city and its people who, in the author’s own words, “make it one of the most vibrant and interesting places in the world.”

Bought as a holiday read in the UK. 


Journal Entry 2 by winggoldenwattlewing at Singapore, Singapore Singapore on Friday, June 16, 2017

7 out of 10

Another enjoyable, gentle read from Alexander McCall Smith. 


Journal Entry 3 by Needle-n-Thread at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, February 19, 2018

7 out of 10

I took a little while to get into this book, but once I did I enjoyed it. 


Journal Entry 4 by winggoldenwattlewing at Queanbeyan, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Released 3 mos ago (2/24/2018 UTC) at Queanbeyan, New South Wales Australia

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Released at the local Bookcrossing meet-up; this month at 'Riverbank of Queanbeyan Cafe', Queanbeyan, NSW. Enjoy :) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingRosieCanberrawing at Queanbeyan, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Picked up at Riverbank Cafe, thank you! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingRosieCanberrawing at Monash, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, March 01, 2018

8 out of 10

A great read, with fabulous characters. Very enjoyable! 


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