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The Sweet Remnants of Summer
Isabel Dalhousie #14
Written by:
Alexander McCall Smith 
Read by:
Stephanie Moore 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
7 hours 10 minutes 
October 01 2022 
Available Date:
October 01 2022 
Age Category:
Fiction; British Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Mystery 
Bolinda audio 
Bolinda price
GBP£ 18.98
GBP£ 18.98

Bestselling author
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The 14th title in Alexander McCall Smith's beloved Isabel Dalhousie series finds our favourite moral philosopher caught up in a delicate dispute.

Isabel has accepted an invitation to serve on the advisory committee of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, but soon finds herself swept up in an all-too-familiar dilemma. David is the grandson of a Scottish clan chief and is supportive of Scottish nationalism. But his fervent beliefs are threatening family harmony, especially because his sister Catriona’s socialist views put her at odds with her brother. When their mother, Laura, a fellow committee member, asks Isabel to intervene, she tries to demur. But always one for courteous resolutions to philosophical disagreements, Isabel can’t help but intercede. In the meantime, Jamie, having criticised Isabel for getting involved in the affairs of others, does precisely that himself. Jamie is helping to select a new cellist for his ensemble, but he suspects that the conductor may be focused on something other than his favoured candidate’s cello skills. With so many factors complicating matters, Isabel and Jamie will have to muster all their tact and charm to ensure that comity is reached between all these fractious parties.

'McCall Smith’s greatest gift as a writer – and God knows this is just one of many – is that he can write likeable characters.' (on The Quiet Side of Passion)
The New Statesman

'Charmingly told … Its graceful prose shines, and Isabel’s interior monologues – meditations on a variety of moral questions – are bemused, intelligent and entertaining.' (on The Lost Art of Gratitude)
The Seattle Times

'Isabel Dalhousie is a strong, engaging character.' (on Friends, Lovers, Chocolate)
Los Angeles Times