The World According to Bertie

The World According to Bertie

Large Print - 2009
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Pat is forced to deal with the reappearance of Bruce, Angus Lordie's dog Cyril, has been taken away by the authorities, Big Lou is still looking for love and Bertie, the beleaguered Italian-speaking prodigy and saxophonist, now has a little brother, Ulysses, who he can only hope will distract his mother, Irene. Print run 20,000.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2009, c2007.
Edition: Center Point large print edition
ISBN: 9781602853737
Characteristics: 495 pages ;,22 cm.

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lozza1401
Feb 24, 2013

Loved this book! I am greatly enjoying this series and cannot wait to read the next one.

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ReadingOntheBus
Jul 25, 2012

Poor Bertie! Such a lovely little boy stuck with such an annoying mother. Another delightful book in the 44 Scotland Street series.

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nontechmom
Sep 19, 2011

You can't help but love Bertie. The 44 Scotland Street series is very enjoyable if you're an Alexander McCall Smith fan.

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dougsl
Jan 16, 2010

This is a fun enjoyable reading of interesting everday quirky characters living in Scotland.

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GailRoger
Dec 04, 2009

My husband is fond of saying that Canada is Scotland's most successful colony. (I don't know whom he's quoting; I must ask him sometime...) Maybe that's why I feel strangely at home in Bertie's world. I believe this book appeared in installments in The Scotsman,, so in a sense, it's a little like Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. Except this definitely isn't San Francisco. It's Edinburgh, and like Alexander McCall Smith's other stories set in Edinburgh (his "Isabel Dalhousie" series), the crises here, like the characters and their eccentricities, are gentle.
You want sex? Violence? Excitement? Don't read this book. You want musings about the human condition? Mild satire? Loveable and fallible characters? Be my guest.

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