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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones by Alexander McCall Smith
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Feb 01, 2010

really liked it

Another "44 Scotland Street" book. If you don't know what these are, stop reading now. If you do and have read the previous four, you'll like this one. I don't know how Mr. McCall Smith manages to stay so prolific at such a high quality, but I don't care.

This is a series about nothing -- just characters and what happens to them. Matthew and Elspeth get married and honeymoon in Perth; Angus is given puppies; Domenica covets a lost teacup; Bruce finally grows up; and Bertie, poor, poor Bertie, continues to suffer at the hands of his overbearing mother and spineless father. But they become friends over the course of the novel. Every year I get to spend a little more time with them as Smith releases another book in the series.

(If you're reading this, Mr. McCall Smith, you have to promise me that, before the series ends, Bertie manages some form of escape.)
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