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The Charming Quirks of Others

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The Charming Quirks of Others by Alexander McCall Smith
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Nov 01, 2011 | ISBN 9780307739391

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“A seriously charming mix of romance and revelation.” —Parade Magazine

“McCall Smith continues to capture the best of traditional British mysteries.” —Sacramento Book Review

“Like Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Isabel has the gift of an expansive, forgiving humanity which embraces the world it inhabits.” —The Scotsman
“Lighthearted . . . spiced by [McCall Smith’s] own subtle humor.” —The Washington Times

“McCall Smith’s heroes are among the most endearing in contemporary fiction . . . because they’re so humble in their quest for goodness.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Isabel is a force to be reckoned with.” —USA Today
“Charmingly told. . . . Its graceful prose shines, and Isabel’s interior monologues—meditations on a variety of moral questions—are bemused, intelligent and entertaining.” —The Seattle Times
“Endearing. . . . Offers tantalizing glimpses of Edinburgh’s complex character and a nice, long look into the beautiful mind of a thinking woman.” —The New York Times Book Review
“In Mma Ramotswe, [McCall Smith] minted one of the most memorable heroines in any modern fiction. Now, with the creation of Isabel Dalhousie, he’s done it again. . . . She’s such good company, it’s hard to believe she’s fictional. You finish [one] installment greedily looking forward to more.” —Newsweek

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