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Tiny Tales

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Tiny Tales by Alexander McCall Smith
Hardcover $25.95
May 04, 2021 | ISBN 9780593316009

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Praise

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith’s Tiny Tales:

“Whimsical. . . . Quirky and delightful.” —Booklist (starred review)


Praise for Alexander McCall Smith: 

“McCall Smith’s generous writing and dry humor, his gentleness and humanity, and his ability to evoke a place and a set of characters without caricature or condescension have endeared his books to readers.” —The New York Times

“A virtuoso storyteller.” —The Scotsman

“A writer who charms many readers . . . McCall Smith’s characters are well drawn and alive.” —The Providence Journal

“McCall Smith’s accomplished novels [are] dependent on small gestures redolent with meaning and main characters blessed with pleasing personalities.” —Newsday

Table Of Contents

This book contains tales of:
  
LOVE
Descent 3
Sister Angelica 6
By post 12
Takahashi Ichiro, passenger-pusher 16
Amuse-bouche: Romance & relationships 23
 
POPE RON
The first adventure of Pope Ron 31
The Pope goes swimming 35
You the Pope? 37
The Pope in the country 43
Pope Ron & the book club 47
Pope Ron’s friend 51
Amuse-bouche: Larry Porker & his friends 63
 
KINDNESS
Jitan 71
Edith van Twist, failed soprano 76
Magnus Bjornbirgir, progressive Viking 81
The handbag 87
Amuse-bouche: Children & their parents 93
 
POIGNANCY
Housemates 101
What happened three years later 105
The mathematician 112
Amuse-bouche: Life & its pitfalls 117
 
MEETING IN LIFTS
Mr. Nariman Sodawaterwalla meets Leila Commissariat on the eighth floor of the Cricket Hotel, Mumbai 125
What happened to Phil Butters in the lift 132
Amuse-bouche: Geoff’s cat, Stanley 137
 
REVENGE
On the way down 145
Clarence Macphail 148
Amuse-bouche: Life & its further pitfalls 153
 
SCHOOL LIFE & AN EDUCATIONAL ONE
In the swimming pool 161
Boarding-school story 169
The cure 174
Amuse-bouche: Caesar & the world of Rome 181
 
FRIENDSHIP
Four dentists go on holiday 189
Harry Brick 194
Amuse-bouche: More cats 199
 
STRANGENESS
At the arachnophobia workshop 207
Enlistment 212
Lord Lucan, fugitive 216
Little Piggish 222

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