The Unbearable Lightness of Scones

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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones


Here we find Bertie, the precocious six-year-old, still troubled by his rather overbearing mother, Irene, but finding escape in the Cub Scouts. Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve, while Domenica epitomises the loneliness of the long-distance intellectual. Narcissistic Bruce is wrestling with a big lifestyle decision, and Angus Lordie, portrait painter and pet owner, grapples with unexpected canine problems. And, finally, Angus’s dog, Cyril, the gold-toothed star of the whole show, succumbs to the kind of temptation that no dog can resist . . .

They say never to work with children or animals but Alexander McCall Smith is undaunted. With his unique mastery, he brings us an absorbing and entertaining tale of real people – all set in the beautiful, exciting city of Edinburgh.



‘A tale that seems effortlessly spun’ Scotsman

‘He is a delightful writer, manoeuvring with skill through the jigsaw of his characters’ Washington Times

 ‘A clever and delightful novel’ Daily Record

‘Delightful…Sweet…Graceful…Wonderful…gentle but powerfully addicting fiction’ Entertainment Weekly