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THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF SCONES - A 44 Scotland Street Novel.

by SMITH**, ALEXANDER McCALL:

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ISBN 10
1846970571
ISBN 13
9781846970573
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.Dw/dj unpriced,so believed to be an export edn,believed to be issued/ published before UK trade release and so the true first edn.] FINE/FINE. No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, colour pictorial artwork,by Iain McIntosh, illustrated dw/dj,with brown+ white lettering; with negligible shelf- wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight, clean - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original,plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate grey illustrated endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2-344pp [paginated] includes 100 chapters,b/w line illustrations as chapter head+tail pieces by Ian McIntosh,plus [unpaginated] critics' reviews for book,title page,a dedication with b/w line illustration to it's recto as a frntis,and an author preface.The fifth in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.
Since the comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street first appeared in episodes in the pages of 'The Scotsman' newspaper in 2004,the inhabitants of the Edinburgh New Town house have become familiar to Alexander McCall Smith's army of fans.The first serial novel,'44 Scotland Street',was collected in book form and became an instant hit both in the UK and the United States,where it appeared in the Top Ten of a number of bestseller lists across the country.
Here we find Bertie,the precocious six-year-old,still troubled by his rather overbearing mother,Irene,but finding escape in the Cub Scouts.
Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve,while Domencia epitomises the loneliness of the long-distance intellectual.Narcissistic Bruce is wrestling with big lifestyle decision,and Angus Lordie,portrait painter and pet owner,grapples with unexpected canine problems.And, finally,Angus's dog,Cyril,the gold-toothed star of the whole show,succumbs to the kind of temptation that no dog dog can resist. . .
Want more Alexander McCall SMITH titles? For similar and other titles,please search my MODERN FIRSTS,MODERN FIRSTS2 and SIGNED catalogues.
Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too!
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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF SCONES - A 44 Scotland Street Novel.
Author
SMITH**, ALEXANDER McCALL:
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1846970571
ISBN 13
9781846970573
Publisher
SCOTLAND.EDINBURGH.POLYGON/BIRLINN LTD.,2008.
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
This edition first published
2008
Keywords
*q52*.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 9781846970573.44 Scotland Street.Espresso Tales.Love Over Scotland.The World According to Bertie.The Scotsman_Edinburgh.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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