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Chance Developments – Signed Copies

Fiction, Short Stories, Signed First Editions
Publication Date
15 November 2015
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Birlinn Ltd

Chance Developments – Signed Copies

Unexpected Love Stories
by Alexander McCall Smith - Find out more about the author

It is said that a picture may be worth a thousand words but an old photograph can inspire many more.

In this beguiling book, Alexander McCall Smith casts his eye over five chanced-upon photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind them. Who were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling, what made them sad? What emerges are surprising and poignant tales of love and friendship in a variety of settings – an estate in the Highlands of Scotland, a travelling circus in Canada, an Australian gold-mining town, a village in Ireland, and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Some will find joy and fulfilment – others would prefer happier endings.

Each of them, though, will find love, and that is ultimately what matters.

Alexander McCall Smith was, for many years, a professor of Medical Law. After the publication of his highly successful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.

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