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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones

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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones

    PRAISE FOR THE 44 SCOTLAND STREET SERIES

    “Delightfully charming…. McCall Smith’s plots offer wit, charm and intrigue in equaldoses.”

    —Richmond Times Dispatch

    “[McCall Smith] is a pro, and he delivers sharp observation, gentle satire…as well as theexpected romantic complications. … [Readers will] relish McCall Smith’s depiction of thisplace…and enjoy his tolerant, good-humored company.”

    —The New York Times Book Review

    “McCall Smith’s assessments of fellow humans are piercing and profound. … [His] depictionsof Edinburgh are vivid and seamless.”

    —San Francisco Chronicle

    “Mr. McCall Smith, a fine writer, paints his hometown of Edinburgh as indelibly as he capturesthe sunniness of Africa. We can almost feel the mists as we tread the cobblestones.”

    —The Dallas Morning News

    “Alexander McCall Smith is the most genial of writers and the most gentle of satirists….[The]characters are great fun…[and] McCall Smith treats all of them with affection.”

    —Rocky Mountain News

    Alexander McCall Smith

THE UNBEARABLE

    LIGHTNESSOF SCONES

    Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies’Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series,and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is Professor Emeritus of medical law at the University ofEdinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned withbioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe, and he was a law professor at theUniversity of Botswana.

    Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com.

BOOKS BYALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

    IN THE 44 SCOTLAND STREET SERIES

44 Scotland Street

    Espresso Tales

    Love Over Scotland

    The World According to BertieThe Unbearable Lightness of Scones

    IN THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES

    The No. 1

     Ladies’ Detective Agency

    Tears of the Giraffe

    Morality for Beautiful Girls

    The Kalahari Typing School for Men

    The Full Cupboard of Life In the Company of Cheerful Ladies Blue Shoes and Happiness

    The Good Husband of Zebra Drive The Miracle at Speedy MotorsTea Time for the Traditionally Built

    IN THE ISABEL DALHOUSIE SERIES

    The Sunday Philosophy Club Friends, Lovers, Chocolate The Right Attitude to Rain The Careful Use of Compliments The Comforts of a Muddy SaturdayThe Lost Art of Gratitude

    IN THE PORTUGUESE IRREGULAR VERBS SERIES

    Portuguese Irregular Verbs The Finer Points of Sausage DogsAt the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from AfricaLa’s Orchestra Saves the World