44 Scotland Street
In the first of this delightful series, Pat MacGregor moves in to 44 Scotland Street with the narcissistic Bruce Anderson. An Edinburgh chartered surveyor and stalwart of the Conservative Association, he dreams of membership of Scotland’s most exclusive golf club. Their neighbours include Irene Pollock, the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year old son Bertie, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. And last but not least Domenica Macdonald, that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world.
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