Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Von Igelfeld Novel

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith


Life is so unfair, and it sends many things to try Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of Portuguese Irregular Verbs and pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg. There is the undeserved rise of his rival (and owner of a one-legged dachshund), Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer; the interminable ramblings of the librarian, Herr Huber; and the condescension of his colleagues with regard to his unmarried state. But when his friend Ophelia Prinzel takes it upon herself to match-make, and duly produces a cheerful heiress with her own Schloss, it appears that the professor's true worth is about to be recognised. Maddening, idiotic and hugely entertaining, von Igelfeld is an inspired comic creation.


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* The hilarious new Von Igelfeld novel - the follow-up to THE 2 PILLARS OF WISDOM

For The 2 Pillars of Wisdom: ** 'The eccentric and egotistical Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld is a hilarious creation ...packed full of wit' DAILY EXPRESS ** 'Portuguese Irregular Verbs, where the author searches for Irish curse words, is reminiscent of Flann O'Brien's "truly Gaelic Gaelic" researcher and is all the better for it' THE HERALD ** 'Witty trilogy of novels ...very amusing' MAIL ON SUNDAY

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.

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  • : 9780316027540
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : July 2011
  • : 222mm X 138mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2011
  • : books

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  • : Alexander McCall Smith
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 823.914
  • : 208