June 14, 2005
June 14, 2005
After taking a job at an Edinburgh art gallery, twenty-year-old Pat rents a room from her landlord, the handsome and cocky Bruce, at 44 Scotland Street, and soon discovers that she has also acquired some colorful new neighbors, including Domenica, an eccentric widow; Bertie, a child prodigy; and his overbearing mother, Irene. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Just as Armistead Maupin's San Francisco Chronicle serial Tales of the City recorded the doings of the inhabitants of 28 Barbary Lane, so did Alexander McCall Smith (author of the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series) serialize the happenings of the residents of 44 Scotland Street, Edinburgh, five times a week from January to June, 2004, in the Scotsman. The multi-character saga kicks off with the introduction of Pat, a somewhat adrift 20-year-old. After her first "gap year" (a year taken off between high school and university) proves to be an abysmal failure, she starts a fresh one, which includes a job at an art gallery and a new residence at the rundown apartment building of the title. Her quirky fellow tenants both help and hinder Pat when she realizes that one of the gallery's paintings may actually be quite valuable and subsequently misplaces it.
- Online Item #: 11759516
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0289
- ISBN: 9781400079445
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported