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My Italian Bulldozer

Publication Date
23 March 2019
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Birlinn Ltd

My Italian Bulldozer

by Alexander McCall Smith - Find out more about the author

'With a title like My Italian Bulldozer, you just know that people will pick it up to see what the heck it s all about. [One thing is] the idea of human warmth which is always at the heart of Sandy's writing' – Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland

’a series of laugh-out-loud adventures moving - quite literally - through the Tuscan countryside!’ – Edinburgh Life, Best Christmas books

'A fascinating, funny and totally enjoyable study of human quirkiness, as it only could be under the sun in Tuscany, penned by a master wordsmith' – Blue Wolf Reviews

'Refreshingly original... deliciously farcical' – Yorkshire Post

'A gentle book, but also a gently radical one' – The Scotsman

'This novel has the usual combination of light-hearted gentleness and forensic acuity, reminding the reader never to underestimate McCall Smith's fundamental seriousness of purpose' – Sydney Morning Herald

When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative. While there may be no cars available there is something else on offer: a bulldozer. 
With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts and so begins a series of laugh out loud adventures through the Italian countryside, following in the wake of Paul and his Italian Bulldozer. A story of unexpected circumstance and lesson in making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm holiday read guaranteed to put a smile on your face. 
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. For many years he was a professor of Medical Law, then, 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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