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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date:Dec 08, 2020 Carton Quantity:24 $21.00 CAD
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A Promise of Ankles
A 44 Scotland Street Novel (#14)
By (author): Alexander McCall Smith Illustrated by: Iain McIntosh
9781039000131 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Family Life / General Dec 08, 2020
$21.00 CAD
Active 5.16 x 7.95 x 0.64 in | 0.5 lb 320 pages Knopf Random Vintage Canada Vintage Canada
From the hugely popular 44 Scotland Street series comes the latest adventures of Bertie and his family and friends.

The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can’t resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of the pas de deux. While Alexander McCall Smith’s delightfully warm and witty comedy takes some surprising turns, the improbable adventures of this quirky cast of Scots will affirm the heart and joy in Edinburgh’s New Town.

Story Locale: contemporary Edinburgh, Scotland

Series Overview: The residents of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh itself come to vivid life in Alexander McCall Smith’s gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, with five-year-old prodigy Bertie Pollock at the center of it all. Readers everywhere will doubtless recognize their neighbors and themselves in this shrewd send-up of urban society.

SALES TRACK: 157,000+ copies shipped in OTR + E combined. Canadian numbers have over-indexed against the US for this series. A strong and consistent performer, always published in original trade paperback.

SERIES: This is the world’s longest-running serialized novel and continues to be published weekly in The Scotsman newspaper for 3 months of each year. This is McCall Smith’s funniest series, with chapters that are like candy—quick and delicious to consume and you don’t want to stop.

AUTHOR PLATFORM: Sandy is one of the world’s favorite authors, and he has received numerous accolades for his work. His popularity continues to grow, and he now has more than 70,000 fans on Facebook and 18,400+ followers on Twitter.

ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels and a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been bestsellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.

Author Residence: Edinburgh, Scotland

Author Website: www.alexandermccallsmith.com

Author Social Media: Facebook: @AlexanderMcCallSmith; Twitter: @McCallSmith

Praise for the 44 Scotland Street series:
“Powerfully addicting fiction…. Delightful….[A] graceful and always amusing depiction of the pleasures and problems of everyday life.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Irresistible…. Packed with the charming characters, piercing perceptions, and shrewd yet generous humor that have become McCall Smith’s cachet.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“[McCall Smith] is a tireless student of human nature, at once acutely observant and gently indulgent.” —The Sydney Morning Herald

“This is Alexander McCall Smith at his most charming…. He is a delightful writer.” —The Washington Times

“It is McCall Smith’s particular genius to be able to look on the brighter side of life, and he’s seldom done so more enjoyably.” —The Scotsman

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