Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bertie Plays the Blues

Change. The latest bundle of serial installments from The Scotsman about the fictional people at 44 Scotland Street in Edinburgh by Alexander McCall Smith is titled, Bertie Plays the Blues. All the familiar relationships in this series are moved slightly forward in this collection of eighty short installments. Six and a half year old Bertie has become so sad at his life under the domination of his mother, Irene, that he offers himself up for adoption on eBay. Angus and Domenica are engaged to be married and have to consider real estate options. Matthew and Elspeth have triplets and are rescued by a nanny who brings their house to order, a house that will change soon. For fans of this series, there’s some advance in the relationships, and a joy in the familiarity of the people and the setting. Read an excerpt or two of these short installments to see if this series will be interesting to you. I find that I can read a few installments at a sitting and be quite entertained. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Bertie Plays the Blues from

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