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The Charming Quirks of Others: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
 
 
Author
Alexander McCall Smith.
Publisher Pantheon  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780307379177
Pages/Publication Date 256/2010
Daedalus Item Code 23481
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Edinburgh's most insatiably curious philosopher and investigator is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life's questions, large and small. In this, her seventh inquiry, Isabel Dalhousie has been asked for her help in a rather tricky situation. A successor for the headmaster at a local boys' school is needed, and the board has three final candidates. But an anonymous letter alleges that one of them has a rather serious skeleton in the closet. Could Isabel discreetly look into it? What she discovers about all of the candidates is surprising, but what she discovers about herself and about Jamie, the father of her young son, turns out to be equally enlightening.

"While Smith's seventh novel featuring Scottish philosopher and woman of means Isabel Dalhousie (after The Lost Art of Gratitude) doesn't break new ground, the author's many fans will be more than satisfied to follow the small events of Isabel's life, in particular her struggle to come to terms with her own imperfections.... As usual, crisp, often funny prose complements the author's limitless reserve of good will and understanding of people in general."Publishers Weekly

 
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