Cordouroy Mansions

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 294 ratings

Corduroy Mansions Summary

From the author of the global best-seller The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency comes a brand new serial novel set in the heart of London.

Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. This is the home patch of - among others - a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights.

Loafers, wine merchants, vitamin evangelists, and the occasional psychoanalyst pass each other on the stairs of this delightful metropolitan des res. With his trademark wit, charm and lightness of touch, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a colourful cast of characters, full of the life, laughter and humanity so beloved in his writing.

©2008 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2009 Hachette Digital
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  • Book 1

    • Corduroy Mansions

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. This is the home patch of - among others - a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like chocolate for the ears.

    • By Vivien on 08-08-09

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 2

    • The Dog Who Came in from the Cold

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Alexander McCall Smith is a storyteller par excellence and the master of the serial novel form. Not content with the runaway success of the 44 Scotland Street novels he has established a second series, Corduroy Mansions, of which The Dog Who Came in from the Cold is the second volume. McCall Smith treats his characters as old friends, dropping in for a chat with them and to see what they’re up to.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a lovely tail

    • By patricia fogarty on 24-12-16

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 3

    • A Conspiracy of Friends

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor’s past, while Oedipus Snark – newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister – has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new man all together.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Evelyn Waugh Revisited

    • By Helen on 28-05-11

    Regular price: £15.98