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The Bertie Project

Publication Date
16 August 2016
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The Bertie Project

A 44 Scotland Street Novel
by Alexander McCall Smith - Find out more about the author

'As well as a fabulous story, the book includes so many words of wisdom and heartfelt sentiments, that you can't help picking up some of the joy and warmth from this marvellous storyteller. The perfect tonic for a rainy day when you need some light-hearted cheer and complete escapism. Curl up on the sofa with a large mug of hot chocolate, a generous slice of cake and a warm blanket, and enjoy this delightful tale' – SixtyPlus Surfers

Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith . . . 
Bertie’s respite from his overbearing mother, Irene, is over. She has returned from the middle-east, only to discover that her son has been exposed to the worst evils of cartoons, movies and Irn Bru, and her wrath falls upon her unfortunate husband, Stuart. Meanwhile, Bruce has fallen in love with someone other than himself; Big Lou wants to adopt her beloved Finlay; Matthew and Elspeth host the Duke of Johannesburg for supper and Bertie decides he wants to move out of Scotland Street altogether and live with his grandmother, Nicola. 
Can Irene and Stuart’s marriage survive? Will Bruce’s newfound love last? And will Bertie really leave Scotland Street? Find out in the next instalment of this charming, beloved series. 
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. 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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