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From the hugely popular 44 Scotland Street series comes the latest adventures of Bertie and his family and friends.

The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can't resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of the pas de deux. While Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully warm and witty comedy takes some surprising turns, the improbable adventures of this quirky cast of Scots will affirm the heart and joy in Edinburgh's New Town.

©2020 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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A must read

Laugh out loud in many chapters
Gentle but well observed humour
Love David’s reading
Just loved this
Glad that Stuart has escaped Irenie
Can I adopt Bertie? LOL

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  • 22-03-2021

Not usual standard- is that because I was listening rather than reading ?????

First 44 Scotland Street I have listened to, have read all others religiously!
Loved the narration even if accents were a little over the top, but content was not upto McCall Smith’s usual standard. Perhaps too many character to try to incorporate into one story - but was more like multiple short stories

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  • Mary Carnegie
  • 01-12-2020

Old friends, New Town

A welcome update on events in Scotland Street. This whimsical, amusing chronicle of Édimbourgeoisie is brilliantly narrated by David Rintoul with appropriate local accents and just the right intonation in talking of other Scots cities and other nations.

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  • J E Dunn
  • 14-02-2021

Book and narrator in perfect harmony for me.

I love this series of gentle yet thought provoking stories mixed with humour, pathos and normality and always buy a hard copy. However, before embarking in my own read I like to listen to David Rentoul’s perfect interpretation of the characters of Scotland Street just to set the tone. Just wonderful!

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  • pat Wilson
  • 18-01-2021

brilliant

witty, comical and most enjoyable. draws you in to the lives of people in an enchanting way.

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