The Dog Who Came in From the Cold

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The Dog Who Came in From the Cold


Following on from the huge success of the 44 Scotland Street series, Alexander McCall Smith has ‘moved house’ to a crumbling four-storey mansion in Pimlico – Corduroy Mansions. It is inhabited by a glorious assortment of characters: among them, Oedipus Snark, the first ever nasty Lib Dem MP, who is so detestable his own mother, Berthea, is writing an unauthorised biography about him; and one small vegetarian dog, Freddie de la Hay, who has the ability to fasten his own seatbelt. (Although Corduroy Mansions is a fictional name, the address is now registered by the Post Office.)


‘You cannot beat McCall Smith for subtle musings shot through with insight and wit. His deft characterisation enlivens the inner workings of everyday characters’ Telegraph

‘There’s a reassuring familiarity in the lives and dilemmas of its principal characters’ Calgary Herald

‘The sharemarket can crash and so can giant waves, but if you can cuddle up with McCall Smith’s beautifully drawn and entertaining characters, his quirky situations, funny jokes as well as a dash of spine stiffening, then all is not lost’ Age