Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers

Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers

Large Print - 2013 | Large print ed
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"Newlywed painter and sometime somnambulist Angus Lordie might be sleepwalking his way into trouble with Animal Welfare. The long suffering Bertie, on the cusp of his seventh birthday party, has taken to dreaming about his eighteenth. Matthew and Elspeth struggle to care for their triplets in this visit to 44 Scotland Street"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, c2013
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781628998504
Branch Call Number: LP FIC McCa
Characteristics: 384 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: McIntosh, Iain


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Jul 16, 2019

9th title in the Scotland street series of 3 total thru yr 2019.
Oh my goodness, ...the story takes some turns, unexpectedly.

I'll rate this as a 3 starred book.

I must admit that I've taken to only a quick scan of reading when it involves complex ingredients and too many pages of Scottish history.

Jun 30, 2016

I love this series of books by McCall Smith. Bertie finally has his 7th birthday! Fun easy enlightening reading

Jan 07, 2016

Which seems to be about how much better Bertie's life is now that his mother's been banished to the netherworld of desert and sand - which she's a fan of apparently.

Aug 18, 2015

Charming, as always.
Bertie is finally 7 and his mother has conveniently disappeared! I cheered!!
Very interested to know what happens with Antonia's visit - that is left unfinished. Bruce made one slight appearance and we learn he is dating a Danish au pair much later on, but I was surprised that he remained in the background. Something must be coming soon on him. And can't wait to learn more about Pat Macgregor.

Aug 05, 2015

This is my favorite series by Alexander McCall Smith, whose insights into behavior and character remind me of a modern day Jane Austen. Spending time with these characters is like taking a vacation in Scotland.

martins_mom Apr 23, 2015

The latest in McCall-Smith's 44 Scotland Street series. I love Bertie, who is very wise and observant but still child-like.

Mar 06, 2015

Bertie finally turns 7, but it's still a long way to 18. Follow him and the continuing adventures of the other charming Scotland Street characters. This book has an air of finality. I hope it's not the end of this perfectly marvelous series.

thebeadedlady Dec 28, 2013

Got to love a Bertie cliffhanger! Hope the next book is published soon


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