❅ Corduroy Mansions kindle Epub ❥ Author Alexander McCall Smith – Thegreatwallonline.us

Corduroy MansionsA Delightful New Setting London A Wonderful New Cast Of Characters And One Incredibly Clever Dog 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 Filled With The Ins And Outs Of Neighborliness In All Its Unexpected Variations, Corduroy Mansions Showcases The Life, Laughter And Humanity That Have Become The Hallmarks Of Alexander McCall Smith S Work.

❅ Corduroy Mansions kindle Epub ❥ Author Alexander McCall Smith – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 353 pages
  • Corduroy Mansions
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • English
  • 12 August 2017
  • 9780307379085

10 thoughts on “Corduroy Mansions


  1. says:

    This a London version of the author s 44 Scotland Street It has the usual array of typical McCall Smith characters, the quirky, the eccentric, the horrendous and a dog that steals the show They live in the flats and we get a look at their lives, relationships and problems William is a wine merchant, who gets Freddie de la Hay, our seat belt ...


  2. says:

    Corduroy Mansions is an apartment building in Pimlico that houses an eclectic group of people The story revolves around the building s residents as well as their friends, acquaintances, and co workers..and recounts entertaining anecdotes about the various characters For example, William, who lives on the top floor of Corduroy Mansions, is a fiftyish wine shop owner who d prefer to think of himself as forty eightish William is frustrated with his n er do well son Eddie a twentysomething who has no job, plays loud music, and sponges off his dad In an attempt to get allergic Eddie to move out William takes in a dog, Freddie de la Hay, an affectionate fellow who gets involved in various sorts of mayhem Meanwhile, William s platonic lady friend Marcia has designs on the reluctant wine merchant and Eddie has a bit of fun that endangers poor Freddie s life A group of young women share the middle floor apartment One of them, Jenny, is an assistant to a self absorbed, oily politician named Oedipus who makes up ludricous excuses to avoid each and every social interaction he s invited to For instance, invited to a function six months away Oedipus responds t...


  3. says:

    This book was charming, fun and silly and enjoyable all the way through RIGHT UP UNTIL THE END What happened there I bought this book as part of some special offer in a bookstore because a I recently enjoyed the first book of his The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and b it was really cheap But even the cheapness of the book does not make how irritated I am about this alright I haven t read any of the 44 Scotland Street series, but Corduroy Mansions is based on the same kind of principal of people living in flats in a building Is Corduroy Mansions the first in a series, like 44 Scotland Street Because if it is, then I suppose his complete lack of resolution towards almost all of the characters could possibly be tolerated, if not exactly enjoyed But it seemed to me to be a stand alone book and seemed from the blurbs and reviews and just a one off Anyway You made me cross, Alexander McCall Smith I was enjoying your fun little book un...


  4. says:

    Corduroy Mansions struck me as a stream of consciousness cozy Experiment I wouldn t be surprised Whatever the readers opinion of Alexander McCall Smith s writing, uneducated provincial dullard is not where he is coming from, despite the fact his books characters are mostly provincial and dull He demonstrates sly erudite intelligence in both of the series I have read Smith strikes me as very aware of the limitations of his characters and their simple outlook on life, but he apparently loves them as much as he reveals their defects Anybody who knows me is aware of my worst defect I hate provincial simple minded dullard characters in real life as well as fictional protagonists I pat myself on the back every time I restrain myself from screaming abuse at them, another defect I willingly own Smith allows me to like them, if not love them I tip my hat to Smith in respect.Because the other series I read is a cozy about an African detective, I was expecting another cozy mystery series, but with London as the location for the action However, this novel is what I would categorize as a quainted up slice of middle class neighborhood life, photoshopped and PG abridged, where a group of connected individuals go ab...


  5. says:

    It started out well, with a quirky cast of characters and funny little observations about people and the world in general But it never gelled as a story, and many characters ended up feeling like having a houseful of guests who are at first amusing, then tiresome, then annoying, and who won t take the hint to leave The clumsy attempt to tie together the characters storylines failed, and half the plot points hinted at in the first half of the bo...


  6. says:

    I almost gave this one star Not because I didn t enjoy it, but because I got and annoyed with Smith s lazy, incomplete, plotting, and archaic point of view Maybe the incomplete plotting was deliberate since this seems to be the first in a series, but there is no way I am going to pick up any in this series and perhaps any AMS just to find out what happens.Biggest problem is the way that Smith s straight white malehood makes it impossible for him to write a female character that isn t somehow drafting behind, attached to, or otherwise wrapped up in the life of some man I found this particularly galling with story line where the LSE educated Jenny takes up a job in William s wine shop after she is fired by her MP boss Essentially William saved the damsel in distress by offering her a menial job for which she has no training Then flash forward to art historian Caro...


  7. says:

    Not terrible, but not interesting enough to continue reading the series I will stick to the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency from Mr McCall Smith, which I am really enjoying so far.


  8. says:

    I started to write that I didn t know what was so entrancing and comforting about this book, but then I realized that s incorrect I know exactly what makes these books, largely plot less, so attractive Following the lives of these quirky, interesting, and interconnected people is exactly as satisfying as a long phone call with your mom, catching up on the gossip from back home This book is largely interesting for the characters in it Nothing earth shattering happens with one exception , but the ins and outs of their lives make fairly compelling, very comforting reading Though I can easily imagine people who would be bored silly by this book, I quite enjoyed it.The only exception was one stomach dropping moment where dog fighting came up as a plot point I do not think McCall Smith treated it with nearly the gravity such a foul, horrifying, unhuman sp...


  9. says:

    Scotland Street comes to London Alexander McCall Smith s Edinburgh based daily series for The Scotsman is being replicated south of the border, this time published in the Telegraph online and set in Pimlico Just like 44 Scotland Street, Corduroy Mansions is split into flats the top flat inhabited bynny William the wine merchant Master of Wine, failed , the middle one by four young women Caroline, Dee, Jenny and Jo , and the ground floor by accountant Basil Wickramsinghe William is keen to get rid of his wastrel son Eddie from the flat, but the means of achieving this seem to launch him from the frying pan into the fire with the arrival of Marcia, who has her sights firmly set on him, and the acquisition of a dog, Freddie de la Hay.Jenny works as PA to Oedipus Snark, possibly the only unpleasant Liberal Democrat MP can such a thing be Jo is ...


  10. says:

    The first in a new series launched by Alexander McCall Smith I have to ask does this man sleep This book is set in the Pimlico neighborhood of London in a cozy, yet slightly decrepit, building divided into flats The usual quirky cast of characters are featured William, the middle aged widower who runs a wine shop and is trying to convince his 24 year old son to move out several young girls who share the second floor flat and the accountant on the first floor There s also an obnoxious member of Parliament who has employed one of the occupants of Corduroy Mansions and his mother who loathes him and who is writing her son s biography in an effort to understand her feelings for him And there is a host of others Of course, the star of the show is Freddie de la Hay, a Pimlico terrier, who is on loan to ...

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