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The Importance of Being Seven

A 44 Scotland Street Novel
McCall Smith, Alexander (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Importance of Being Seven
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"The great city of Edinburgh is renowned for its impeccable restraint, so how, then, did the extended family of 44 Scotland Street come to be trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence? Bertie is--finally!--about to turn seven. But one afternoon he mislays his meddling mother Irene, and learns a valuable lesson: wish-fulfillment can be a dangerous business. Angus and Domenica contemplate whether to give in to romance on holiday in Italy, and even usually down-to-earth Big Lou is overheard discussing cosmetic surgery"--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Title: The importance of being seven
a 44 Scotland Street novel
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 311 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Polygon ..., Edinburgh, in 2010"--T.p. verso
Summary: "The great city of Edinburgh is renowned for its impeccable restraint, so how, then, did the extended family of 44 Scotland Street come to be trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence? Bertie is--finally!--about to turn seven. But one afternoon he mislays his meddling mother Irene, and learns a valuable lesson: wish-fulfillment can be a dangerous business. Angus and Domenica contemplate whether to give in to romance on holiday in Italy, and even usually down-to-earth Big Lou is overheard discussing cosmetic surgery"--P. [4] of cover.
Additional Contributors: McIntosh, Iain.
ISBN: 0307739368
9780307739360
Statement of Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh
Subject Headings: Edinburgh (Scotland) Social life and customs Fiction FICTION / Urban Life FICTION / Family Life FICTION / General
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Topical Term: FICTION Urban Life
FICTION Family Life
FICTION General
LCCN: 2012007278
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May 18, 2013
  • lozza1401 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another exceptional instalment into the series. I am still waiting for Irene to get her come-uppance.

Dec 09, 2012
  • BTVS rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a 'mixed review' some good chapters, some funny moments, some interesting insights into small town Edinburgh but I finsihed the book with a sense of unresolved questions. Especially I was concerned that Bertie's [albeit fictional] mother still had too much control and would cause a lot of damage to her son before he reached adulthood. Worse, the fate of younger sibling Ulyssis is left to our imagination. Some of the tensions from previous novels are resolved with good humour and some pathos. I feel the author is riding on his reputation and not honing his art nor respecting his audience.

Mar 07, 2011
  • kmoyer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Life continues on apace for the now familiar set of charaters in Edinburgh - a shame we are not able to keep more regularly up to date with a weekly or monthly installment in the Globe & Mail or local paper.

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