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Espresso Tales : [electronic resource] : 44 Scotland Street Series, book 2. by McCall Smith, Alexander.; Mackenzie Robert Ian.;
Narrator: Robert Ian MacKenzie.Back are all our favorite 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 neighbor. 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.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 412064 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Humor (Fiction).; Literature.;
© 2008., Recorded Books Inc.,
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The Sunday Philosophy Club : [electronic resource] : Isabel Dalhousie series, book 1. by McCall Smith, Alexander.; Porter, Davina.;
Narrator: Davina Porter.Isabel Dalhousie is an unusual combination of philosopher and amateur detective. Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics—which addresses such topics as ‘Truth telling in sexual relationships’—she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her home in Edinburgh. Behind the city’s glorious Georgian facades, its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty, and murderous intent. In the first book in this delightful series, instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at the Usher Hall didn’t fall. He was pushed. -- provided by author's website.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 227941 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.; Mystery.;
© 2009., Recorded Books, Inc.,
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44 Scotland Street : [electronic resource] : 44 Scotland Street Series, book 1. by McCall Smith, Alexander.; Mackenzie Robert Ian.;
Narrator: Robert Ian MacKenzie.Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In the flat below are Irene and her appealing son Bertie, who is the victim of his mother's desire for him to learn the saxophone and italian-all at the tender age of five. Love triangles, a lost painting, intriguing new friends, and an encounter with a famous Scottish crime writer are just a few of the ingredients that add to this delightful and witty portrait of Edinburgh society, which was first published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 336276 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Humor (Fiction).; Literature.;
© 2005., Recorded Books Inc.,
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A distant view of everything / [electronic resource] : by McCall Smith, Alexander.;
When a matchmaker begins to question her latest match, Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help. A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie -- but almost-four-year-old Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, he refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are the very qualities that bring Bea Shandon, an old acquaintance of Isabel's, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Something on a matchmaker, Bea has introduced a wealthy female friend to a cosmetic surgeon at her most recent dinner party. Then new information comes to light about the surgeon that causes Bea to doubt his motives and the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but as her enquiries take an unexpected turn, she starts to wonder whom exactly she should be investigating. As ever, Isabel's intelligence, quick wit and deep empathy will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter: friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness, and the importance of perspective.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.; Mystery.;
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [electronic resource] : by McCall Smith, Alexander.; Lecat, Lisette.;
Narrator: Lisette Lecat.This remarkably fresh and charming best-seller took the world by storm upon its publication. It has since earned two Booker Judges' Special Recommendations and was voted one of the "International Books of the Year and the Millennium" by the Times Literary Supplement. Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.Chosen as a Top Ten Mystery by the Organization of Independent Booksellers, U.S.A., The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is that rare novel that imparts a sage wisdom while inspiring hearty laughter and lasting smiles.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 230547 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Mystery.;
© 2009., Recorded Books, LLC,
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The talented Mr. Varg : [electronic resource] : Detective Varg series, book 2. by McCall Smith, Alexander.; Rintoul, David.;
Narrator: David Rintoul.Spring is coming slowly to Sweden – though not quite as slowly as Detective Ulf Varg’s promised promotion at the Department of Sensitive Crimes. For Varg, referred by his psychoanalyst to group therapy at Malmö’s Wholeness Centre, life now seems mostly a circle of self-examination, something which may or may not be useful when it comes to the nature of his profession and the particularly sensitive cases that have recently come to light.All in a day’s work for Detective Varg, except that one of his new investigations involves fellow detective Anna; it will require every ounce of self-discipline he has in order to remain professional. The other, more curious case is centred around internationally successful novelist Nils Personn-Cederström. According to his girlfriend, Cederström is being blackmailed – but by whom and for what reason?Accompanied by his irritating but kindly colleague Blomquist, Varg begins his enquiries and soon the answers fall neatly into place. Nothing and no one is ever that simple, however, and not for the first time he learns as much about his own emotional and moral landscape as he does about the motives of others. Now Varg must make a possibly life-changing decision. Will he choose his own happiness over that of his heart’s desire? -- provided by author's website.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 206976 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Humor (Fiction).; Mystery.;
© 2020., Recorded Books Inc.,
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The colors of all the cattle : [electronic resource] : The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, book 19. by McCall Smith, Alexander.; Lecat Lisette.;
Narrator: Lisette Lecat.When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver-hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything-but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 270158 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.; Mystery.;
© 2018., Recorded Books Inc.,
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The house of unexpected sisters : [electronic resource] : The No. 1 ladies' Detective Agency series, book 18. by McCall Smith, Alexander.; Lecat Lisette.;
Narrator: Lisette Lecat.Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family-both the one you're born with and the one you choose.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 266789 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Humor (Fiction).; Literature.; Mystery.;
© 2017., Recorded Books Inc.,
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How to raise an elephant / by McCall Smith, Alexander,1948-author.;
"Precious Ramotswe loves her dependable old van. Yes, it sometimes takes a bit longer to get going now, and it has developed some quirks over the years, but it has always gotten the job done. This time, though, the world--and Charlie--may be asking too much of it. After borrowing the beloved vehicle, he returns it damaged, and, to make matters worse, the interior seems to have acquired an earthy smell that even Precious can't identify. In addition, Mma Ramotswe is confronted by a distant relative, Blessing, who asks for help with an ailing cousin. The help requested is of a distinctly pecuniary nature, which makes both Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and Mma Makutsi a little uncomfortable. Still, Mma Ramotswe is confident that through kindness, grace, and logic--and the counsel of her friends and loved ones--the solutions to all these difficulties are there to be discovered."--Back cover.
Subjects: Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character); Women private investigators; No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization); Elephants;
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A child's garden of verses / by Stevenson, Robert Louis,1850-1894.; Foreman, Michael,1938-illustrator.; McCall Smith, Alexander,1948-author of foreword.;
Foreward / Alexander McCall Smith -- Dedication -- Bed in summer -- A thought -- At the seaside -- Young night thought -- Whole duty of children -- Rain -- Pirate story -- Foreign lands -- Windy nights -- Travel -- Singing -- Looking forward -- A good play -- Where go the boats? -- Auntie's skirts -- The land of counterpane -- The land of Nod -- My shadow -- System -- A good boy -- Escape at bedtime -- Marching song -- The cow -- Happy thought -- The wind -- Keepsake Mill -- Good and bad children -- Foreign children -- The Sun's travels -- The lamplighter -- My bed is a boat -- The Moon -- The swing -- Time to rise -- Looking-glass river -- Fairy bread -- From a railway carriage -- Winter-time -- The hayloft -- Farewell to the farm -- North-West Passage: 1. Good night ; 2. Shadow March ; 3. In port -- The child alone: The unseen playmate -- My ship and I -- My kingdom -- Picture-books in winter -- My treasures -- Block city -- The land of story-books -- Armies in the fire -- The little land -- Garden days: Night and day -- Nest eggs -- The flowers -- Summer sun -- The dumb soldier -- Autumn fires -- The gardener -- Historical associations -- Envoys: To Willie and Henrietta -- To my mother -- To auntie -- To Minnie -- To my name-child -- To any reader.A collection of poems evoking the world and feelings of childhood. It is one of the best-loved classic poetry collections ever written and is illustrated here by the world-famous artist Michael Foreman in a beautiful new gift edition, with a foreword by Alexander McCall Smith.
Subjects: Children's poetry, English.; Children's poetry, Scottish.; Children's poetry.; English poetry; English poetry.; Scottish poetry.; Poetry.;
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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