Aug 09, 11
The third book in the delicious 44 Scotland Street series by Alexander McCall Smith. Poor Bertie continues his struggle with his monstrously dominating and possessive mother, finds himself alone and unsupervised in Paris, and renews his acquaintance with Glasgow's finest, Lard O'Connor. Poor Big Lou, meanwhile, finds her joy at the return of Eddie quickly turning to ashes; while Pat's start at university throws her into the path of a very lupine fellow-student. Domenica is in the Straits of Malacca studying piracy; and Angus is temporarily parted from his beloved dog Cyril. It's a delightful read, and the short chapters (a result of the book's daily serialisation) help the book bounce along.