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    (Read) [Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers] Brilliant book it feels like catching up with old friends when I read the books in this series I recommend this series of books to everyone

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    (Read) [Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers] I have said it before but I will say it again Alexander McCall Smith creates characters that one instantly loves And Bertie is one of those and Cyril the dog I love the gentle contemplativeness of the stories the way AMS makes one think twice about how we should behave towards one another and never forget the important things in life love consideration respect awareness etc Another thing is the way in which AMS describes the pl

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    Read & Download ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Alexander McCall Smith (Read) [Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers] Reading an episode in Alexander McCall Smith's Scotland Street series is like sitting down for a long conversation with an old friend in a comfy chair in front of a roaring fire glass of wine or scotch in hand Always delightful and always over too soonIn this installment Bertie finally reaches that great age o

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    (Read) [Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers] Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers is the ninth book in the popular 44 Scotland Street series by British author Alexander McCall Smith Now almost seven Bertie Pollock feels like it is years since his last birthday and readers of this series may well agree considering The Importance of Being Seven was three books ago Freedom for Bertie is represented by turning eighteen and heading for Glasgow far from Irene h

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    (Read) [Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers] An eagerly anticipated book the next instalment in the marvellous 44 Scotland Street series did not disappoint in any way I adore these books the style of writing and the characters therein The whimsical observations of everyday life are beautifully transposed into entertaining moving and sometimes gripping stories I know the characters so intimately now that I'm convinced they exist The central story in this book is Bertie's seventh birt

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  • Hardcover
  • 295
  • Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • English
  • 21 August 2018
  • 9781846972539

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Download Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers 107 T alone amongst the residents of Scotland Street in trying to do just that with mixed fortune. An excellent installment This series just gets stronger with each book The characters are so vivid and the trials and tribulations of their everyday lives so beautifully drawn that I always look forward to taking a Scotland Street book off the shelves Sadly for now only one remains to be read

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Download Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers 107 It's not that poor Bertie Pollock is wishing his life away but having anticipated his 7th bir. As a comic novelist myself I really ought to hate Alexander McCall Smith Not because of his extraordinary success though that s undeniably enviable nor even because of his ability to churn out fine novels with a regularity that would shame a sausage machine but because of the sheer facility with which he seems to write the natural and engaging style of his literary voice and the educated subtle humour that runs through his work like DNAHis 44 Scotland Street novels there are nine so far not 44 though I look forward to the next 35 are not dissimilar to soap in hardback with familiar and mostly endearing characters who come and go and flit between volumes vanishing then reappearing like old friends do in our own livesWhen you finish one book the joy and satisfaction you feel is tinged with frustration that the next book is going to be a year away a feeling not unlike that of watching the conclusion of a series of Downton Abbey then realising there ll be a long wait for the next oneIt s Alexander s own fault of course though one can hardly accuse him of laziness If he only manages one 44 Scotland Street novel a year it s because he s simultaneously writing a novel a year for each of his other franchises Corduroy Mansions The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency and The Sunday Philosophy Club series amongst themFor me those are pleasures still to come If they are even half as well written as the 44 Scotland Street novels they deserve a place on anyone s bookshelvesSome might dismiss the 44 Scotland Street novels as easy reading in the same way that they disparage music that millions of people over several generations have enjoyed as easy listeningBut they would be missing the point to make a well constructed compelling and beautifully crafted novel that easy to read reuires literary skill than writing one that is inaccessible unengaging and only likely to appeal to a handful of people who happen to have swallowed the same thesaurusFor Alexander s prose is truly beautiful Every word is worth its ink and although his phrases seem to slip from his pen like mercury through a schoolboy s fingers I suspect that a lot of unseen head scratching lies behind the polished results he presents to us At least I hope so otherwise he d be even annnoyingIt s a fair bet that Alexander loves writing his novels every bit as much as we enjoy reading them and that unlike Dr Frankenstein whose creation came back to bite him the author would find his characters rather congenial company should he somehow find himself living among them in real lifeThough I suspect that like the rest of us he d be reaching for the phone to ring the NSPCC if he ever found himself living next door to one of his creations Irene PollockShe is the mother from Hell an utter nightmare of a parent whose terrible treatment of her beleagured little boy Bertie is in no way mitigated by the fact that she is motivated throughout by good intentionsThink of every absurdity in the political correctness armoury every crackpot childcare theory every misguided gender neutrality regime and its doomed but determined attempts to deny that boys will be boys and you ll begin to have an inkling of what poor Bertie has to put up withDon t be at all surprised if you hear Laurie Taylor on BBC Radio 4 s Thinking Allowed talking to some sociologist who s advocating that Irene s treatment of the fictional Bertie should be the subject of a Serious Case ReviewIn this the ninth in the series Bertie finally turns seven and finds that instead of the Swiss Army penknife he craves he s been given a Junior UN Peacekeeping Kit and worse a play figure that everyone except Irene can clearly see is a doll called Jo who is gender neutral and would if only it were possible be disparaged by ditchwater for its comparative dullnessEvery single element of fun that a six or seven year old boy should be allowed to experience is absent from his life and instead he is spreadsheeted almost out of existence by his Steiner School loving muesli eating Munchausen s By Proxy practising psychology obsessed New Age weirdo of a mother who if only she lived up the road from me in that part of Devon renowned for its alternative approach to living would be known around the world as the Totnes MonsterIrene is a character so well drawn and so believable that she deserves to transcend the books themselves and become as much a part of the popular imagination as Miss Havisham Dr Jekyll or Fagin If Alexander achieved nothing else that would be a claim to fameBut that would be only scratching the surface as millions of others know and I will no doubt discover when I turn my attention to his other series of booksI ve resisted uoting even a single line of his in this review as to do so would be a spoiler however mildInstead I urge anyone who hasn t read the 44 Scotland Street novels to treat themselves and if they can get a discount for buying all nine at the same time they should take it because they ll end up reading them all and waiting for the tenth anyway Jon McKnight is author of the comic novel A Prize To Die For

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Download Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers 107 Thday for so long he's now longing to be 18 But there's a lot of living to do and Bertie isn'. I have said it before but I will say it again Alexander McCall Smith creates characters that one instantly loves And Bertie is one of those and Cyril the dog I love the gentle contemplativeness of the stories the way AMS makes one think twice about how we should behave towards one another and never forget the important things in life love consideration respect awareness etc Another thing is the way in which AMS describes the places in his books with such love and clarity that one just yearns to live there as well Whenever I read a book by AMS I feel like I have come home