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The Peppermint Tea Chronicles

44 Scotland Street, Book 13
Narrated by: David Rintoul
Series: 44 Scotland Street, Book 13
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Once more we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith.... 

To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose; it is summer in Scotland Street (as it always is) and for the habitués of Edinburgh's favourite street some extraordinary adventures lie in waiting.

For the impossibly vain Bruce Anderson - he of the clove-scented hair gel - it may finally be time to settle down, and surely it can only be a question of picking the lucky winner from the hordes of his admirers. The Duke of Johannesburg is keen to take his flight of fancy, a microlite seaplane, from the drawing board to the skies. Big Lou is delighted to discover that her young foster son has a surprising gift for dance, but she is faced with big decisions to make on his and her futures. And with Irene now away to pursue her research in Aberdeen, her husband, Stuart, and infinitely long-suffering son, Bertie, are free to play. Stuart rekindles an old friendship over peppermint tea whilst Bertie and his friend Ranald Braveheart Macpherson get more they bargained for from their trip to the circus. And that s just the start....

Take a few minutes to relax with a cup of your favourite tea and savour the affairs of the world in microcosm, teeming with life's loves and challenges. Little dramas writ large by the master chronicler of modern life and manners.

©2019 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Fabulous and funny

Listened to this one every night at work loved it. Alexander McCall Smith is an amazing author.

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Heartwarming series.

The latest from the Scotland Street series by Alexander McCall Smith , excellently read,as always, by David Rintoul.

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Very enjoyable, can't wait for the next book.

I've read and enjoyed all of the 44 Scotland Street books, over the years it feels like I've really got to know all of the characters. This is the first one I've listened to rather than read, and I enjoyed it immensely.

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  • 02-03-20

Another good volume however...

.....I was disappointed that it felt as though the ending was sudden and rushed. Still loved it!

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So lovely to be amongst these characters again!

A really great story and lovely to see some positive and long-awaited developments for certain characters. Made me laugh and cry ..the mark of a really great McCall-Smith novel.

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Witty, amusing and thought-provoking .

Witty, amusing and thought-provoking as always with wonderful character portrayals expressed in erudite though accessible language. Sensitively performed.

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Perfect...

Another great read into the lives of the Scotland Street characters. I want to keep listening long after it's over. I just can't get enough.

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can't wait

Can't wait for the next installment in this epic tale. m My life continues to be enhanced by the wonderful writing and David Rintool's perfect voice for the job. Patsy

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The Peppermint Tea Chronicles

This latest book in the Scotland Street Series didn't hold my interest as much as usual. Life is much better for Bertie, but the character storylines weren't as interesting.

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An absolute Joy

Humorous and witty observations,. Made this reader laugh out loud in places,Made this reader think.A good story well crafted story too.