Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
The comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street first made their way into print in The Scotsman newspaper in the first half of 2004.
Espresso Tales features further escapades from the fringes of the New Town which appeared in The Scotsman during 2005.
This new novel gives Scotland Street aficionados a chance to catch up with the occupants of what must surely be EdinburghÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs most well-known literary address, and to meet more of the inhabitants of this unique corner of the city.
Espresso Tales is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the charactersÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ struggles to resolve them.
PRAISE FOR 44 SCOTLAND STREET '... A joyous, charming portrait of city life and human foibles, which moves beyond its setting to deal with deep moral issues and love, desire and friendship' - Melissa McClements, Sunday Express 'A light-hearted, genial soap opera' - Financial Times Magazine 'Edinburgh still rocks... it's the people that make the city what it is. And here they are, warts and all, the ordinary and the extraordinary, the misfits and the prosperous ...' Digby Durrant, The Spectator 'like bathing in glorious prose' - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 5
As author of the world-wide best-selling No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith needs no introduction.