The eighth installment in Alexander McCall Smith's popular 44 Scotland Street series.
Scotland Street witnesses the wedding of the century of Angus Lordie to Domenica Macdonald, but as the newlyweds depart on their honeymoon, Edinburgh is in disarray. While recovering from the trauma of being best man, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo. Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey involving fox-holes and the official residence of a cardinal. Narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a sinister doppelganger. Bertie, set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school, yearns for freedom, and Big Lou goes viral. However, the residents of Scotland Street rally, and order is restored by the combined effects of understanding, kindness and, most of all, friendship.
About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics.
Praise for Sunshine on Scotland Street: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (8)…
"McCall Smith gives us each of his characters’ points of view, moving deftly from one to the other. . . . Advancing the action (this latest has a wedding, a doppelgänger, and the continuing adventures of Matthew and Elspeth and the triplet infants) as we learn exactly what characters are thinking of each other and themselves. Humor and insight abound." --Booklist (starred review)
"A crew that’s endlessly open to adventures while remaining immitigably themselves." --Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street series
"Devilishly clever. . . . Often droll, often touching, the Scotland Street stories are always delightful to read." --Booklist (starred review)
“Written with abundant wit . . . [and] equally large dollops of wisdom too.” —Scotland on Sunday
“Sweet . . . Graceful . . . Wonderful. . . . Gentle but powerfully addicting fiction.” —Entertainment Weekly
“McCall Smith’s assessments of fellow humans are piercing and profound. . . . [His] depictions of Edinburgh are vivid and seamless.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Irresistible . . . Packed with the charming characters, piercing perceptions and shrewd yet generous humor that have become McCall Smith’s cachet.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“McCall Smith’s plots offer wit, charm, and intrigue in equal doses.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“The most genial of writers and the most gentle of satirists. . . . [The] characters are great fun . . . [and] McCall Smith treats all of them with affection.” —Rocky Mountain News