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The Right Attitude To Rain

Good Housekeeping Book Awards, 2007

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Audiobook CD / ISBN-13: 9781405500562

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Mysteries of love, romance and truth-telling lie at the heat of Isabel Dalhousie’s concerns in Alexander McCall Smith’s new Sunday Philosophy Club novel.

Isabel’s niece Cat is still worshipped by the young musician, Jamie, but Cat has a new and unsuitable love-interest. Meanwhile Isabel’s Texan cousins have arrived in Edinburgh and are provoking a quite separate set of dilemmas. In between these events and complications, Edinburgh life continues, calmly sailed through by Isabel, her housekeeper, Grace, and, of course, that cautious resident of Isabel’s garden, brother Fox. His alone is the uncomplicated existence.

Reviews

Brimming with discreet charm
Mail on Sunday
** 'Delightful ... McCall Smith is a writer who celebrates kindness, in short supply in the world today
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Like [Barbara] Pym, McCall Smith believes that the small stuff in life matters
Scotsman
** 'Isabel is an appealing character, always trying to work out the right thing to do, and McCall Smith presents her with a series of dilemmas. One is personal, the ethics of beginning an affair with a younger man who used to be her niece's boyfriend, and
SUNDAY TIMES