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Mackenzie, Robert Ian

Works: 89 works in 335 publications in 1 language and 18,675 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Children's audiobooks  Political fiction  Young adult works  Humorous fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PR6063.C326, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Ian Mackenzie
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pat's life in Edinburgh becomes quite interesting after she moves into a new apartment building filled with quirky neighbors. Her new job also offers up some excitement as she discovers the location of a long-lost painting
Espresso tales by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between glances in the mirror, vain Bruce contemplates a new career as a wine merchant. His troubled flat-mate Pat finds herself looking for true love at a nudist picnic. Precocious Bertie, now six years old, prepares for kindergarten despite the horror of being forced to wear pink overalls. Meanwhile, his domineering mother Irene and his psychotherapist Dr. Fairbairn struggle with dark secrets as Bertie plots his rebellion against them. And so it's business as usual in the Georgian townhouse at 44 Scotland Street.--
The unbearable lightness of scones by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precocious six-year-old Bertie joins the scouts to escape his mother, Matthew learns to handle the challenges of marriage, and Domenica deals with loneliness. Even four-legged Cyril gets in on the action, finding himself a bit of canine romance
Love over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still enduring psychotherapy, the precocious Bertie gets a chance to escape when he joins a junior orchestra trip to Paris--where he is accidentally left behind. Never fear for Bertie, though. He quickly finds the silver lining by making friends with students at the Sorbonne. Meanwhile, Domenica Macdonald heads to the Malacca Straits, where she intends to study the economic structure of contemporary pirate culture. And in Edinburgh, Pat entertains a pair of suitors--with mixed results
The world according to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six-year-old Bertie and artist Angus Lordie join forces to rescue Lordie's beloved dog Cyril from the pound in this fourth charming installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series
The art of detection by Laurie R King( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kate Martinelli arrives at the murder scene, she views the shocking evidence; the dead man may have been killed for the century-old manuscript he had recently acquired, purportedly written by Sherlock Holmes
Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best-selling, critically acclaimed author Mark Helprin's work has drawn favorable comparisons to an elite group of literary legends, including James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, and Thomas Mann. Helprin's sheer comic brilliance shines in this ingenious farce. A thinly veiled satire of what might have happened to the British monarchy if Princess Diana had survived, Freddy and Fredericka is an imaginative gem full of clever wordplay and wicked political jabs."[Mark Helprin] frequently astounds with the freshness of voice and the oddly soaring majesty of this ... comic call for greatness in a mediocre era."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car! by Tim Harford( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Harford reveals the economics behind everything from supermarkets to insurance companies to airlines in this entertaining and informative book. To protect both our wallets and our bank accounts, we must better understand why companies do what they do
Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman by Peter Pagnamenta( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This true story is drawn from the more than 800 letters a British officer and his Japanese lover exchanged over four decades. Arthur Hart-Synnot, a third-generation British officer, was sent to Japan in 1904 to learn the language of Britain's newest ally. Masa Suzuki, a beautiful Japanese woman scorned because of an early divorce, worked at the Tokyo Officers' Club. The two fell immediately in love and conceived a son before Arthur was whisked away by the military during WWI. Though Arthur would only see Masa little, he supported his Japanese family and kept alive the hope that he and Masa could live together blissfully."--Container
Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The settlement of Montana in the late nineteenth century is recounted through the quiet but compelling life of Angus McCaskill, a young Scotsman who travels with his friend Rob Barclay to Montana's Two Medicine Country to homestead. Describes the voyage from Scotland and the lean first years, as the two share the work of establishing claims and building up flocks of sheep. Also tells of their separate marriages and the severing of their friendship
Trains and lovers by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rocking of the train car, the sound of its wheels on the rails, and there's something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation. This is just what happens to the four strangers who meet on a train. As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, they entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives
Garment of shadows : [a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes] by Laurie R King( Recording )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking up in Morocco with no memory of her identity, Mary Russell is enmeshed in the political and military uprisings of Europe, while Sherlock Holmes taps the assistance of T.E. Lawrence to restore Mary's memory and prevent a full-scale war that threatens countless lives
Great house : a novel by Nicole Krauss( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connected solely by a desk of enormous dimension and many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away, three people--a lonely American novelist clinging to the memory of a poet who has mysteriously vanished in Chile, an old man in Israel facing the imminent death of his wife of 51 years, and an esteemed antiques dealer tracking down the things stolen from his father by the Nazis--struggle to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss
Halting state by Charles Stross( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2012, and China, India, and the United States are waging an infowar for economic domination. With innocent gamers mere pawns in the hands of electronic intelligence agencies, programmer Jack Reed is tasked with ferreting out the plot of those who would gladly trade global turmoil for personal gain
Bertie plays the blues by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New parents Matthew and Elspeth must muddle through the difficulties of raising their triplets Rognvald, Tobermory and Fegus--there's normal sleep deprivation, and then there's trying to tell the children apart from one another. Angus and Domenica are newly engaged, and now they must negotiate the complex merger of two households. Domenica is also forced to deal with the return of an old flame, while Big Lou has begun the search for a new one, boldly exploring the new world of online dating and coming up with an Elvis impersonator on the first try. And in Bertie's family, there's a shift in power as his father Stuart starts to stand up to overbearing mother, Irene--and then there's Bertie, who has been thinking that he might want to start over with a new family and so puts himself up for adoption on eBay"--Publisher
Bertie's guide to life and mothers by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not that poor Bertie Pollock is wishing his life away, but having anticipated his seventh birthday for so long he's now longing to be eighteen. But before then there's a lot of living to do and Bertie is not alone amongst the residents of Scotland Street in trying to do just that--with mixed fortunes
Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Street witnesses the wedding of the century of Angus Lordie to Domenica Macdonald, but as the newlyweds depart on their honeymoon, Edinburgh is in disarray. While recovering from the trauma of being best man, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo. Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey involving fox holes and the official residence of a cardinal. Narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a sinister doppelganger. Bertie, set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school, yearns for freedom, and Big Lou goes viral. However, the residents of Scotland Street rally, and order is restored by the combined effects of understanding, kindness, and, most of all, friendship
English Creek by Ivan Doig( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel revolves around Jick McCaskill, a 14-year-old growing up in 1930s Montana. This incandescent coming-of-age tale dramatizes the climatic events of one summer that inevitably mark Jick's awakening from childhood to adulthood
In secret service by Mitch Silver( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inheriting Ian Fleming's long-lost account of his spy activities during World War II, young American academic Amy Greenberg finds herself targeted by unknown assailants and must race to finish the manuscript in order to reveal the actions of a traitor
Between the lines : a novel by Jodi Picoult( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom
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Espresso tales
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Espresso talesThe unbearable lightness of sconesLove over ScotlandThe world according to BertieThe art of detectionFreddy and FrederickaThe undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car!