Tuesday, April 13, 2021
A Promise of Ankles
Warmth. The fourteenth collection of the 44 Scotland Street serial that Alexander McCall Smith writes for The Scotsman is titled, A Promise of Ankles. Life in Edinburgh for the large cast of characters continues to present opportunities to live life to the fullest: love, loss, anticipation, adventures, and even ankles. I turn to Smith’s writing when I need a good dose of warmth and an affirmation of the best qualities in human nature. Even those characters who can sour aspects of life for those underserving of malice seem to become disinfected of their malevolence by the sunshine of love and caring that comes from others. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase A Promise of Ankles from amazon.com.