The Dog Who Came In From The Cold by Alexander McCall Smith
(The Corduroy Mansions series)

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CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 2

In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. 

The heartwarming and hilarious new installment in the Corduroy Mansions series presents the further adventures of Alexander McCall Smith’s newest beloved character: the Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay.
 
In the elegantly crumbling mansion block in Pimlico called Corduroy Mansions, the comings and goings of the wonderfully motley crew of residents continue apace. A pair of New Age operators has determined that Terence Moongrove’s estate is the cosmologically correct place for their center for cosmological studies. Literary agent Barbara Ragg has decided to represent Autobiography of a Yeti, purportedly dictated to the author by the Abominable Snowman himself. And our small, furry, endlessly surprising canine hero Freddie de la Hay—belonging to failed oenophile William French—has been recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring. Needless to say, the other denizens of Corduroy Mansions have issues of their own. But all of them will be addressed with the wit and insight into the foibles of the human condition that have become the hallmark of this peerless storyteller.




From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Alexander McCall Smith

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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. www.alexandermccallsmith.com
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Anchor. 322 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Seventy-eight more slices of low-key comedy, originally serialized in the Daily Telegraph, concerning the denizens of Pimlico's Corduroy Mansions and their lovers, friends and unavoidable relatives.

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Publishers Weekly

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Simon Prebble delivers a brilliant performance in this audio version of McCall Smith’s second installment in the Corduroy Mansions series. This time around, wine merchant William French lends his hero

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Publishers Weekly

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Smith's diverting second Corduroy Mansions novel (after Corduroy Mansions) focuses mainly on the misadventures of London wine merchant William French. When Angelica Brockelbank, an attractive acquaint

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BC Books

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Smith juggles the different strains, moving skillfully from one to the other, and while they are entertaining enough, Smith's real power lies in creating British characters, originals worthy of Dickens.

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BC Books

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The words often used to describe the novels of Alexander McCall Smith—charm, warmth, wit—are not words very often used in connection with the run-of-the-mill novel likely to be housed alongside it in the mystery section of your local bookstore or library.

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And why is Eddie – William’s layabout son – so reluctant .

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Portland Book Review

Too many characters are introduced too early in the story, creating confusion in the reader who is still getting to know characters from 20 pages ago.

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Born and reared in Botswana, McCall-Smith developed an early love for Africa that is reflected in his Number One Ladies Detective Agency series.

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