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The Importance of Being Seven: A 44 Scotland Street Novel

All our favorite characters are up to new tricks in the utterly charming sixth novel in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series.
The great city of Edinburgh is renowned for its impeccable restraint, so how, then, did the extended family of 44 Scotland Street come to be trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence? After seven years and five books, Bertie is --- finally! --- about to turn seven. But one afternoon he mislays his meddling mother Irene, and learns a valuable lesson: wish-fulfillment can be a dangerous business. Angus and Domenica contemplate whether to give in to romance on holiday in Italy, and even usually down-to-earth Big Lou is overheard discussing cosmetic surgery. Funny, warm, and heartfelt as ever, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SEVEN offers fresh and wise insights into philosophy and fraternity among Edinburgh's most lovable residents.

The Importance of Being Seven: A 44 Scotland Street Novel
by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publication Date: August 21, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN-10: 0307739368
  • ISBN-13: 9780307739360