Corduroy Mansions

The flat occupied by William and Eddie was on the top floor of the four-storey building in Pimlico known as Corduroy Mansions. It was not a typical London mansion block. The name had been coined - in jest, yet with a considerable ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748112243

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the author of the global best-seller, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, comes a brand new serial novel set in the heart of London. 'Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. This is the home patch of - among others - a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights. Loafers, wine merchants, vitamin evangelists and the occasional psychoanalyst pass each other on the stairs of this delightful metropolitan des res. With his trademark wit, charm and lightness of touch, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a colourful cast of characters, full of the life, laughter and humanity so beloved in his writing.

The Reading Group Insider

Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters.

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Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307949923

Category: Fiction

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The Reading Group Insider is a valuable resource for everything you need to know about reading groups. If you are looking for ideas to enhance your current group's experiences, interested in joining a reading group, or starting one of your own, the suggestions within The Reading Group Insider will get you started on the right path. This is the place to find excerpts to browse for help with choosing good discussion titles; Q&As with the authors of some tried and true reading group picks; recipes to complement what you're reading; tips on how to start or join a reading group of your own; travel and field trip ideas to spice up your meetings; and much more. Suggested discussion questions are provided for different genres and types of books, including book-to-film adaptations and memoirs. Over 50 suggestions of reading group titles from both favorite and emerging authors are presented within as well, all with extra content or reading group guides included so that the resources you need are right at your fingertips. Once you've consulted The Reading Group Insider, you'll be eager to start reading, meeting and discussing! (A Publication of The eBook Insider Series)

A Quick Start Guide to Podcasting

Sarah Shrubb and Corduroy Mansions Sarah Shrubb has a wonderful job. She reads novels in the office. Of course she has to work as well because she's an Editorial Director at publishers Little, Brown, where one of the most esteemed ...

Author: Mark Harnett

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749461543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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We live in exciting times. The Internet is arguably the fastest growing cultural phenomenon in the world. Right now we are in the middle of a communications revolution. Look again at your business's web presence. Whether you are a farmer's wife or a fundraiser, an artist or an artisan, a musician or a manufacturer, a shop or a service, a global corporation or a neighbourhood charity, podcasting can enhance your website. No matter what kind of business you are in you will find A Quick Start Guide to Podcasting is useful. It will help you to give your brand more than an internet presence: it will give it a voice. It will help you to establish an identity, corporate, commercial or individual, reach a different demographic than you have previously been able to tap into and crucially, entice potential customers or clients to your website. All you need to start is a little imagination - and even if you're stumped for ideas, the examples in A Quick Start Guide to Podcasts should help to set your imagination free.

Children s Writers Artists Yearbook 2017

... the Corduroy Mansions novels. Alexander is also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over 30 books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924975

Category: Reference

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Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. NEW articles for the 2017 edition included on: - Wanting to be a writer by Simon Mason - Finding new readers and markets by Tom Palmer - News and trends in children's publishing 2015-16 by Caroline Horn - Series fiction: writing as a part of a team by Lucy Courtenay - Creating a children's comic by Tom Fickling All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.

Country Life

History Hunting Evil Guy Walters ( Bantam , £ 18.99 ) Fiction Corduroy Mansions Alexander McCall Smith ( Polygon , £ 16.99 ) HIS book could well have been entitled Getting B Away With Murder . It Photo of Mengele compared with skull ...

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A Conspiracy Of Friends

Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748128034

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor's past, while Oedipus Snark - newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister - has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new man all together. Then plucky canine Freddie de la Hay goes missing, and his owner, widower William French, is so shaken by an unexpected declaration of love that he seriously considers making a disappearance himself. Goodhearted, well-intentioned but often to be found barking up the wrong tree, the residents of Corduroy Mansions remain a thoroughly entertaining example to us all.

The Dog Who Came In From The Cold

Hilarious and affectionate, The Dog Who Came In from the Cold rejoins Alexander McCall Smith's delightful London tribe of loveable misfits and hopefuls in a new set of adventures in life, love and philosophy.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748125507

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In the genteel environs of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico, strange doings are afoot, mostly in the name of love. Lonely William French and his faithful canine Freddie are recruited to the service of MI6 by a beguiling lady operative, William's neighbour Caroline finds her suitor James mysteriously lacking, and Barbara Ragg is tempted to the Highlands by blossoming romance. Meanwhile sage psychiatrist Berthea Snark, under normal circumstances the voice of reason, finds herself called away to protect her brother from a band of scheming New Age fraudsters seeking to insert themselves into the bosom of the family. Hilarious and affectionate, The Dog Who Came In from the Cold rejoins Alexander McCall Smith's delightful London tribe of loveable misfits and hopefuls in a new set of adventures in life, love and philosophy.

Corduroy Mansions

This is the home patch of — among others — a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights, and with the ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 0307375250

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From the author of the global bestseller The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency comes a brand-new novel — the start of a new series — set in the heart of London. "Corduroy Mansions" is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. This is the home patch of — among others — a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights, and with the ability to fasten his own seatbelt. Sandy has delivered a whole new cast of incredible characters including, but not limited to: Berthea Snark, psychoanalyst and unwilling mother to Oedipus Snark (the nasty Lib Dem). William French, wine merchant living in Corduroy Mansions, and lover of wines of the Bordeaux region. Marcia Light, proprietrix of Marcia's Table with her sights set on William. Barbara Ragg, lover of Oedipus Snark — would like to marry him; would like to marry anybody. Loafers, wine merchants, vitamin evangelists and the occasional psychoanalyst pass each other on the stairs of this delightful metropolitan des res. With his trademark wit, charm and lightness of touch, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a colourful cast of characters, full of the life, laughter and humanity so beloved in his writing.

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... Joseph The Motion Paradox : The 2,500 - Year - Old Puzzle behind All the Mysteries of Time and Space DB 67287 McCall Smith , Alexander Corduroy Mansions DB 74001 McCall Smith , Alexander Max and Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery ...

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... a Corduroy mansions novel.Abacus , 2012 . Clark , Marcia . Guilt by degrees.- Mulholland Bks . , 2013 . Hurwitz , Gregg . The survivor.- Sphere , 2012 . Cook , Eileen . Unravelling Isobel.- Simon Pulse , 2012 . Gaige , Amity .

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