Corduroy Mansions

Smith Alexander McCall

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Polygon
Publisher Place: Edinburgh
Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: First Edition

Description: 358 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. A Crumbling Old Building That Says 'come In, Love'. A Building That One Would Like To Sit Down And Have Tea With.

Publishers Description: Following on from the huge success of the "44 Scotland Street" series, Alexander McCall Smith moved house to Londons Pimlico and into his brand new daily novel, "Corduroy Mansions". The building itself - described in a guide to the architecture of the area as a building of no interest whatsoever - is believed to have been built as an asylum, or possibly a school, or maybe it was a mansion block - nobody is very sure. In fact, nothing of its history is known, although it does have some nice Arts and Craft features. At the moment it is inhabited by an assortment of characters - including amongst others a literary agent, a wine merchant, one accountant, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and his long-suffering PA, and a small dog in his prime. At least one character is on a voyage of self-discovery, which has taken him to Cheltenham so far. Although Corduroy Mansions is a nickname, it is now recognized by the Post Office.

ISBN: 9781846971211

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