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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 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:
Descent 3
Sister Angelica 6
By post 12
Takahashi Ichiro, passenger-pusher 16
Amuse-bouche: Romance & relationships 23
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
Jitan 71
Edith van Twist, failed soprano 76
Magnus Bjornbirgir, progressive Viking 81
The handbag 87
Amuse-bouche: Children & their parents 93
Housemates 101
What happened three years later 105
The mathematician 112
Amuse-bouche: Life & its pitfalls 117
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
On the way down 145
Clarence Macphail 148
Amuse-bouche: Life & its further pitfalls 153
In the swimming pool 161
Boarding-school story 169
The cure 174
Amuse-bouche: Caesar & the world of Rome 181
Four dentists go on holiday 189
Harry Brick 194
Amuse-bouche: More cats 199
At the arachnophobia workshop 207
Enlistment 212
Lord Lucan, fugitive 216
Little Piggish 222

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