CORDUROY MANSIONSALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH Book Number: 81831 Product format: Hardback
From the Author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency and the much loved 44 Scotland Road series comes a brand new serial novel set in the heart of London. Originally published on the website telegraph.co.uk, Corduroy Mansions won an enthusiastic readership with its 100 episode run, and now the novel is available for the first time in elegant hardback form. 'Corduroy Mansions' is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in vibrant Pimlico. It is the home patch of, amongst others, a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane, simpatico terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights. Elsewhere, the eccentric Terence Moongrove is on a voyage of self discovery which has taken him from Cheltenham to experiment with sacred dance and where he develops a liking for fast cars. Loafers, wine merchants, vitamin evangelists and the occasional analyst pass each other on the stairs of this delightful des res. Written with McCall Smith's trademark wit, charm and lightness of touch and introducing a colourful new cast of characters. 358pp with many illus.
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