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Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2016] ©2015
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : First large print 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 vintage 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Romance fiction
Short stories
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 9780735205994 073520599X
OCLC Number: 928105656
Description: x, 238 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 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 vintage 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.

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