Love in the Time of Bertie: 44 Scotland Street Series (15) (Paperback)
In the microcosm of 44 Scotland Street, all of life’s richness is found in the glorious goings-on of its residents. There’s Domenica, whose anthropological training has honed her observations of her neighbors; Matthew, whose growing triplets are more than a handful; Bruce, whose challenge as ever is thinking of anything but himself; and Big Lou, who may just have found her shot at romance. And of course, there’s young Bertie Pollock, whose starry-eyed explorations of Edinburgh’s New Town are a touching reminder that life itself is an adventure and there’s joy to be found wherever you choose to look.
• "McCall Smith's charming, quirky and exasperating characters make you smile in spite of yourself." --The Independent
• "Powerfully addicting fiction. . . . Delightful. . . . [A] graceful and always amusing depiction of the pleasures and problems of everyday life." --Entertainment Weekly
• "Very special. . . . Underpinned by a guiding moral intelligence. . . . Sense and humor fuse absolutely." --The Scotsman