The Quiet Side of Paradise by Alexander Mccall Smith #FridayReads #BookReview

I have read most, though not all, of the Isabel Dalhousie books by Alexander McCall Smith.  Isabel is a philosopher living in a beautiful Georgian house in Edinburgh she had inherited from her father.  She is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics – which addresses such questions as ‘Truth telling in sexual relationships’ andContinue reading “The Quiet Side of Paradise by Alexander Mccall Smith #FridayReads #BookReview”

The Peppermint Tea Chronicles by Alexander McCall Smith #TuesdayBookBlog #Humour

  It is summer in Scotland Street (as it always is) and for the habitués of Edinburgh’s favourite street some extraordinary adventures lie in waiting. For the impossibly vain Bruce Anderson – he of the clove-scented hair gel – it may finally be time to settle down, and surely it can only be a questionContinue reading “The Peppermint Tea Chronicles by Alexander McCall Smith #TuesdayBookBlog #Humour”

Natural Causes by James Oswald #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

A devastating serial killer. A chilling cold case. Only DI Tony McLean realises the connection . . . I chose the first book in this series about DI Tony McLean after reading Rosie Amber’s review of the 10th book about this reliable, maverick policeman.  Set in Edinburgh we view the underbelly of the city asContinue reading “Natural Causes by James Oswald #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”

An author I can depend on; Alexander McCall Smith

Recently I began adding book reviews to my history site, Lost in the Past , but I have decided to move my reviews to their own blog here, which begins with a review of the most recent addition to one of my favourite series of books. I was never caught up in the adventures of the NumberContinue reading “An author I can depend on; Alexander McCall Smith”