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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds by Alexander McCall Smith
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Aug 26, 12

bookshelves: reviewed, modern-british-fiction
Read in August, 2012

This was the first of the Isabel Dalhousie novels I'd read, and while I didn't find it as engaging as the 44 Scotland Street series or the Corduroy Mansions books, all the tropes of AMC are present here: the light touch, the deft prose, and the author's gift of insight and wit; to wit:

"The borderline between good fortune and disaster, between plenitude and paucity, between the warm hearth of love and the cold chamber of loneliness, was a narrow one. We could cross from one to another at any moment, as when we stumbled or fell, or simply walked over to the other side because we were paying insufficient attention to where we were."
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Emily Try the rest of the series....the third one is my favorite!


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