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Corduroy Mansions - Corduroy Mansions (Paperback)
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Corduroy Mansions - Corduroy Mansions (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 06/05/2010
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Welcome to Corduroy Mansions in Pimlico: a temple of Arts and Crafts architecture, with comforting, weathered brickwork and frankly frivolous dormer windows, it is home to a delightfully eccentric cast of Londoners.

In the top flat lives William, with a faithful ex-vegetarian dog named Freddie de la Hay and a freeloading son who he hopes will soon fly the nest. Four lively young women share the first-floor flat, including twinset-and-pearls Caroline from Cheltenham, Dee, vitamin addict and avid subscriber to Anti-oxidant News, and Jenny, a put-upon PA. And round the corner lives Oedipus Snark MP, possibly the world's only loathsome Lib Dem, who has succeeded in offending everyone he knows, and many others besides. But what dark revenge is being plotted by his mother, Berthea Snark, and by his girlfriend, Barbara Ragg...?

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349122397
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 23 mm


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Quirky and original . . . told with warmth, wit and intelligence, and McCall Smith's cast of characters are beautifully observed. It's a page-turner with many happy endings. Perfect * DAILY EXPRESS ** 'Bags of warmth and wisdom and easy, accomplished writing that begs for a comfy chair' *
Kate Saunders, THE TIMES ** 'Richly illustrates McCall Smith's absolute mastery of the art of storytelling * THE LADY ** 'The author's gentle humour and playful teasing-out of moral dilemmas great and small are there in abundance' *
SCOTSMAN ** 'The seriousness is always sugar-dusted in McCall Smith's delight in the ridiculous and his perfectly paced humour * DAILY TELEGRAPH *

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“Characters you feel you know”

If you like the Scotland Street books (which I adore) you will love this set of characters. Not quite the eccentrics who inhabit Scotland Street but their quirks, dilemmas and feelings are equally captivating. Another... More

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“Another winning series”

Alexander McCall Smith has done it again - surely another winning series following in the footsteps of 44 Scotland Street and the Sunday Philosophy Club - brilliant set of characters, both human and canine. This is a... More

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“Wonderful book”

I got the third in the 'Corduroy Mansions' series from the library and thought it was great, so then bought the first two. They are so well written and observed – a wonderful cast of quirky characters with... More

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