Scotland Street in Edinburgh, Scotland is a lovely place for all. If you visit number 44, you might meet Stuart and Irene Pollock with their children Bertie, the boy-genius, and Ulysses, the younger son. Perhaps you may even see Angus and his dog or Matthew and his wife,Elpsbeth, with their triplet toddlers! Don’t forget about Pat who works in Matthew’s art gallery. She desperately wants a man, but not just any man, she wants her ex, Bruce. You know Bruce, that brash, narcissistic man who thinks that is every woman’s dream!
You’ll get a glimpse into the lives of quite a few “characters ” in this delightful book. It is a virtual feast of Alexander McCall Smith’s witty prose that is so precisely constructed with insight on human nature that the reader marvels on the dialogue and descriptions that are usually in one’s mind and almost never spoken or written. Alexander McCall Smith is one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend this book and any of his others.
A Time of Love and Tartan: A 44 Scotland Street Novel by Alexander McCall Smith will be available February 6, 2018 from Anchor, an imprint of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.