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Summary

From the hugely popular 44 Scotland Street series comes the latest adventures of Bertie and his family and friends.

The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can't resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of the pas de deux. While Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully warm and witty comedy takes some surprising turns, the improbable adventures of this quirky cast of Scots will affirm the heart and joy in Edinburgh's New Town.

©2020 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Old friends, New Town

A welcome update on events in Scotland Street. This whimsical, amusing chronicle of Édimbourgeoisie is brilliantly narrated by David Rintoul with appropriate local accents and just the right intonation in talking of other Scots cities and other nations.

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Book and narrator in perfect harmony for me.

I love this series of gentle yet thought provoking stories mixed with humour, pathos and normality and always buy a hard copy. However, before embarking in my own read I like to listen to David Rentoul’s perfect interpretation of the characters of Scotland Street just to set the tone. Just wonderful!

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brilliant

witty, comical and most enjoyable. draws you in to the lives of people in an enchanting way.

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I wish I lived in Scotland Street

Another fabulous, book I don't how he does it but I have never read one of his books I have not enjoyed by far my favourite author

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Excellent narration!

As usual - excellent narration by David Rintoul. The story was just OK, but it is the narration and the familiarity of Scottish places which really make this a wonderful experience. Glad to hear Bertie getting a better deal in life at last! I have listened to all the 44 Scotland Street books and if wasn’t for David Rintoul I think I would likely give it a miss now, Come on Sandy - this isn’t Coronation Street - time to get a move on with more joined up story line. Where is Pat - just disappeared to Paris? How did James react to the news? Glad Katy is gone as I was tiring of the poetry. And really - surely after all this time the crushed raspberry corduroy dungarees would be much to small for Bertie!?

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