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The quiet side of passion

Author: Alexander McCall Smith; Davina Porter; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2018] ℗2018
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Isabel finds herself befriended by Patricia, a single mother whose son, Basil, goes to school with Isabel's son. Isabel discovers that Basil is the product of an affair Patricia had with a well-known Edinburgh organist, also named Basil, who was, rumor has it, initially reluctant to contribute financially to the child's upkeep. Though Isabel doesn't really like Patricia, she tries to be civil and supportive, but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks collection
Audiobooks
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Isabel Dalhousie, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith; Davina Porter; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781490602967 1490602968
OCLC Number: 1044789528
Notes: In container (17 cm.).
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Narrated by Davina Porter.
Description: 8 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Alexander McCall Smith.

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Isabel finds herself befriended by Patricia, a single mother whose son, Basil, goes to school with Isabel's son. Isabel discovers that Basil is the product of an affair Patricia had with a well-known Edinburgh organist, also named Basil, who was, rumor has it, initially reluctant to contribute financially to the child's upkeep. Though Isabel doesn't really like Patricia, she tries to be civil and supportive, but when she sees Patricia in the company of an unscrupulous man who peddles fake antiquities, her suspicions are aroused and she begins to investigate the paternity of Basil Jr. When Isabel takes her suspicions to Basil Sr., she finds that, although paying child support is taking a severe financial toll on him, he likes the idea of being the boy's father and, in fact, wishes he could have more of a relationship with Basil Jr. Patricia, however, has no interest in Basil Sr. taking a more hands-on role in Basil Jr.'s parenting, even as she continues to accept his financial support. Should Isabel help someone who doesn't want to be helped? As Isabel navigates this ethically-complex situation, she is also dealing with her niece, Cat, who has taken up with a tattoo artist. Isabel considers herself open-minded, but has Cat pushed it too far this time? As ever, Isabel must use her kindness and keen intelligence to determine the right course of action.

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