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The World According to Bertie

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Alexander McCall Smith, in The World According to Bertie, handles his colourful characters with his customary charm and deftness – the stalwart Tory chartered surveyor, the pushy mother, and, most importantly in this novel, the beleaguered Italian-speaking prodigy, Bertie.

This is classic McCall Smith: clever, witty, entertaining and beautifully illustrated.

A chance encounter with Armistead Maupin in San Francisco inspired Alexander McCall Smith to write this series of novels based around the fictional No. 44 Scotland Street in Edinburgh’s New Town.

The novel is available in hardback at 23.50 euros.