Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Mysteries of love, romance and truth-telling lie at the heat of Isabel Dalhousie's concerns in Alexander McCall Smith's new Sunday Philosophy Club novel.
Isabel's niece Cat is still worshipped by the young musician, Jamie, but Cat has a new and unsuitable love-interest. Meanwhile Isabel's Texan cousins have arrived in Edinburgh and are provoking a quite separate set of dilemmas. In between these events and complications, Edinburgh life continues, calmly sailed through by Isabel, her housekeeper, Grace, and, of course, that cautious resident of Isabel's garden, brother Fox. His alone is the uncomplicated existence.
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Shortlisted for Good Housekeeping Book Awards: Best Fiction 2007.
** 'Isabel is an appealing character, always trying to work out the right thing to do, and McCall Smith presents her with a series of dilemmas ?This is an unconventional novel, in which the power of emotion to cloud human intelligence takes precedence, but it is shot through with a gentle humanism that will delight McCall Smith's admirers' SUNDAY TIMES ** 'Delightful ... McCall Smith is a writer who celebrates kindness, in short supply in the world today' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ** 'Isabel is an appealing character, always trying to work out the right thing to do, and McCall Smith presents her with a seri
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.