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Chance developments

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2016] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Romance fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Chance developments.
[New York] : Pantheon, 2016
(OCoLC)953620279
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 9781101871256 1101871253
OCLC Number: 930068007
Description: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Sister Flora's first day of freedom --
Angels in Italy --
Dear ventriloquist --
The woman with the beautiful car --
He wanted to believe in tenderness.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith.

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"While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith"--

Inspired by vintage photographs, these five lyrical stories capture the surprising intersections of life and friendship that alter life's journeys. -- back cover.

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