Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius. For in the unnaturally tall form of Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspecteur Clouseau's hapless gaucherie. Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, a world he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer. Their unlikely adventures are described in three deliciously funny instalments: Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. THE 2 PILLARS OF WISDOM is a collection of these three novels
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects. For many years he was Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and served on national and international bioethics bodies. Then in 1999 he achieved global recognition for his award-winning No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, and thereafter devoted his time to the writing of fiction, including the 44 Scotland Street and the von Igelfeld series. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Elizabeth, a doctor.
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Descrizione libro Sphere Books, 1976. Condizione libro: Good. New Ed. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP75171101
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, 1976. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria mon0000144143
Descrizione libro Abacus, London, 1976. Condizione libro: Used - Good. Good paperback. Cover a little worn, with ring-mark. Codice libro della libreria BOOKS219642I
Descrizione libro Abacus, 1976. Paperback. Condizione libro: Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Sifts through the archaeological, mythological and astronomical evidence to show that Stonehenge was an Egyptian colony, established for political reasons by the priests of the sun god Ra. Abacus 1976. illus 191pp pb covers rubbed, near fine. Codice libro della libreria 004787
Descrizione libro Abacus, London, 1976. Paper Back. Condizione libro: Good. 1st Paper Back. 10 x 120 x 200 Mm. Illus. card covers, faded spine, some creasing and chipping to edges, some pen underlining, b/w plates & illustrations, 191pp. Codice libro della libreria 5661