Sunshine on Scotland Street

Sunshine on Scotland Street

eBook - 2014
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Angus Lordie and Domenica Macdonald are finally tying the knot. Unsurprisingly, Angus is not quite prepared and averting a wedding-day disaster falls to his best man, Matthew. When the newlyweds finally head off on their honeymoon, Angus's dog Cyril goes to stay with the Pollocks--to the delight of one member of the family, and the utter despair of another. The long-suffering Bertie knows firsthand how stringent his mother's rules can be, and he resolves to help Cyril set off on an adventure. Meanwhile, Big Lou becomes a viral Internet sensation, and the incurable narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a doppelganger neighbor, who proposes a plan that could change both their lives.
Publisher: New York [New York] : Anchor Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2014.
ISBN: 9780345804419
0345804414
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill.
Additional Contributors: McIntosh, Iain - Illustrator

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vkreads
Jun 29, 2019

8th title in the series of 13 titles thru yr 2019.
Sunshine? ...I thought there were to be some emancipations. Hmmm.
The stories do take some surprising twists and turns, but, oh, so slowly.
Bertie's mother Irene continues to serve as the thorn in the flesh for the reader and for her household. Will it ever change?

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brangwinn
Nov 29, 2017

How can one not like reading about the inhabitants of Scotland Street. And sadly I like Bertie’s mother no more in this book. I hope she disappears again, so the rest of the characters can live happily ever after. This is a series I suggest be read in order, because each book builds on the story of the previous book.

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dougslater
Jun 30, 2016

Another enjoyable, entertaining, funny and enlightening read with Bertie and neighbors. Easy to give this a thumbs up, what a great writer

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moirarempel
Jun 27, 2016

This book was both hilarious and heart warming. Makes me want to read all of the series.

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knitter2248
Apr 21, 2016

Another great addition to the 44 Scotland Street series. Light reads, but always enjoyable. Great to keep up with Bertie and the whole "gang."

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Human1
Sep 30, 2015

The beauty of these books is exactly in their slow pace. The people and the world they live in are a bit more slower, gentler, kinder, forgiving, and peaceful. It is a world many of us who love reading these books would love to live in. Somehow, Alexander McCall Smith managed to make me feel that there is plenty more of goodness than I would normally believe. I read them before going to sleep, as a good night story. I smile even as I write this.

melwyk Dec 28, 2014

The best thing about this series is generally agreed to be Bertie, the eternal 6 year old. He's a lovely character. This volume reintroduces us to Bertie's travails, but also follows Angus Lordie & Domenica as they marry; Matthew & Elspeth and their triplets; Big Lou and her coffeeshop; and the delightfully narcissistic Bruce as he meets his double and trouble ensues...

It's a fun read for those who've enjoyed the previous books in this series.

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luv2read571
Sep 04, 2014

Fans of Bertie will be pleased to know he enjoys a couple of small victories in this installment & even picks up some new allies. Love this series & always look forward to the next book.

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lozza1401
Jun 19, 2013

I keep waiting for these books to progress but development is slow. Still a goo read though.

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