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*Outdoor advertising to include posters on the London Underground and a national adrail campaign* Separate advertising activity in Scotland* Review coverage in the national press* Submitted for trade promotions* www.mccallsmith.com is being relaunched

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*Outdoor advertising to include posters on the London Underground and a national adrail campaign* Separate advertising activity in Scotland* Review coverage in the national press* Submitted for trade promotions* www.mccallsmith.com is being relaunched

About the Author

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.

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In this latest installment of McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street series, Robert Ian Mackenzie portrays Bertie as the overly intelligent and articulate six-year-old that he is meant to be, but when Bertie is among his classmates Tofu, Hiawatha, Larch and Olive, Mackenzie is hard-pressed to individualize the children's voices. A similar problem arises as more and more women are added to the cast. Now that Domenica and Antonia are neighbors, their voices are almost as similar as their flats. Miss Harmony, Bertie's teacher, could be Antonia's twin sister. While Mackenzie has clearly run out of new voices, he does better with his male characters, especially with Angus's basso and Matthew's hesitant voice that matches his timid demeanor. Mackenzie keeps this enjoyable, lighthearted romp moving along quickly. An Anchor paperback (Reviews, June 30). (Nov.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

** 'It is McCall Smith's particular genius to be able to look on the brighter side of life, and he's seldom done so more enjoyably' THE SCOTSMAN

This third volume of serial stories about the residents of 44 Scotland Street calls to addicted listeners just as viewers are called to afternoon soap operas. With a wry sense of humor and insight into human frailties, Smith explores the feelings of elation and worthlessness found in the relationships of the elder generation (Angus and Domenica), those of middle years (Irene, Stuart, and Bertie's psychoanalyst), and the younger set (Pat, Matthew, and a new character, Wolf). Robert Ian Mackenzie's aristocratic British diction doesn't seem to fit Irene and Bertie, but others are skillfully portrayed. Highly recommended where 44 Scotland Street is popular.-Sandy Glover, Camas P.L., WA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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