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Corduroy mansions

Author: Alexander McCall Smith; Iain McIntosh
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters. There's the middle-aged wine merchant William, who's trying to convince his reluctant twenty-four-year-old son, Eddie, to leave the nest; and Marcia, the boutique caterer who has her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories, English
Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith; Iain McIntosh
ISBN: 9780307379085 0307379086 9781611292817 1611292816 9781602859401 160285940X
OCLC Number: 457147984
Description: 353 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrated by Iain McIntosh.

Abstract:

Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters. There's the middle-aged wine merchant William, who's trying to convince his reluctant twenty-four-year-old son, Eddie, to leave the nest; and Marcia, the boutique caterer who has her sights set on William. There's also the (justifiably) much-loathed Member of Parliament Oedipus Snark; his mother, Berthea, who's writing his biography and hating every minute of it; and his long-suffering girlfriend, Barbara, a literary agent who would like to be his wife (but, then, she'd like to be almost anyone's wife). There's the vitamin evangelist, the psychoanalyst, the art student with a puzzling boyfriend and Freddie de la Hay, the Pimlico terrier who insists on wearing a seat belt and is almost certainly the only avowed vegetarian canine in London.

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