Espresso Tales

Espresso Tales

The Latest From 44 Scotland Street

Book - 2005
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It was a chance encounter with Armistead Maupin (of Tales of the City fame) in San Francisco which inspired Alexander McCall Smith to write his daily novel about the residents of 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in the author's home town of Edinburgh. With its multiple-occupancy flats, Scotland Street is an interesting corner of the city, verging on the Bohemian, where haute bourgeoisie rub shoulders with students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia. The comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street first made their way into print in The Scotsman newspaper in the first half of 2004. Espresso Tales features further escapades from the fringes of the New Town which appeared in The Scotsman during 2005. This new novel gives Scotland Street aficionados a chance to catch up with the occupants of what must surely be Edinburgh's most well-known literary address, and to meet more of the inhabitants of this unique corner of the city. Espresso Tales is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Polygon, 2005
ISBN: 9781904598558
Characteristics: vi, 345 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: McIntosh, Iain


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mrsgail5756 Jan 06, 2014

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Jan 02, 2013

This is the second of the series of 44 Scotland Street. This book proved more unputdownable than the first one and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

Jul 26, 2012

Funny story! Didn't know this was part of a series. Hope I can find the other books.

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