At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

Paperback - 2004
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A deliciously entertaining new series by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The many fans of Precious Ramotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of Alexander McCall Smith's irresistibly funny trilogy, the eminent (if shamefully under-read) philologist Professor Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute at Regensburg. Unnaturally tall, hypersensitive to slights, and oblivious to his own frequent gaucheries, von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he knows is due him.

Portuguese Irregular Verbs follows the Professor from a busman's holiday researching old Irish obscenities to a flirtation with a desirable lady dentist. In The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs , von Igelfeld practices veterinary medicine without a license, transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate and is mobbed by marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise ship. In At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances , the final novel in the trilogy, we find our hero suffering the slings of academic intrigue as a visiting fellow at Cambridge, and the slings of outrageous fortune in an eventful Columbian adventure.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2004, c2003.
ISBN: 9780676976816
0676976816
Characteristics: 126 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: McIntosh, Iain

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Aug 15, 2008

Just can't seem to get into this series like I did for the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency.

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