Bertie Plays the Blues

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Bertie Plays the Blues


Domestic bliss seems in short supply at 44 Scotland Street. Over at the Pollocks, dad, Stuart, is harbouring a secret about a secret society and Bertie is feeling kind of blue. Having had enough of his neurotic hot-housing mother, he puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Will he go to the highest bidder or will he have to take matters into his own hands? Will the lovelorn Big Lou find true love on the internet? And will Angus Lordie and Domenica make it up the aisle? Catch up with all your favourite faces down in 44 Scotland Street as we follow their daily pursuit of a little happiness.


‘You see the whole extent of McCall Smith’s gentle comedy of manners…. While it is written with abundant wit…there are equally large dollops of wisdom too’ Scotland on Sunday

‘Another philosophical and warm offering from Edinburgh’s most loved export after shortbread and tartan’ Australian Women’s Weekly

‘The neighborhood’s legion of fans will devour each chapter and be sorry when they’ve turned the last page’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Devilishly clever…Often droll, often touching, the Scotland Street stories are always delightful to read’ Booklist