44 Scotland Street

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The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street 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 characters' struggles to resolve them.

©2005 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2011 Hachette Digital
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  • 1. Titel

    • 44 Scotland Street

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 1
    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: Hilary Neville
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 40 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sehr langweilig

    • Von Birte Am hilfreichsten 27.03.2014

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

  • 2. Titel

    • Espresso Tales

    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: Hilary Neville
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 31 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    In Espresso Tales, Alexander McCall Smith returns home to Edinburgh and the glorious cast of his own tales of the city, the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpetually deluded ex-surveyor, is about to embark on a new career as a wine merchant, while his long-suffering flatmate Pat MacGregor, set up by matchmaking Domenica Macdonald, finds herself invited to a nudist picnic in Moray Place in the pursuit of true love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pictures of Edinburgh.

    • Von Simone Karp Am hilfreichsten 05.07.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

  • 3. Titel

    • Love over Scotland

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 3
    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: Hilary Neville
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 31 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    With his characteristic warmth, inventiveness and brilliant wit, Alexander McCall Smith gives us more of the gloriously entertaining comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street, the Edinburgh townhouse. Six-year-old prodigy Bertie perseveres in his heroic struggle for truth and balanced good sense against his insufferable mother and her crony, the psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn, going as far as to make a short-lived bid for freedom on a trip to Paris with the Edinburgh youth orchestra.

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  • 7. Titel

    • Bertie Plays The Blues

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 7
    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: David Rintoul
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 45 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return.

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

  • 8. Titel

    • Sunshine on Scotland Street

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 8
    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: David Rintoul
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 55 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Scotland Street witnesses the wedding of the century of Angus Lordie to Domenica Macdonald, but as the newlyweds depart on honeymoon Edinburgh is in disarray. Recovering from the trauma of being best man, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo, while Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey involving fox-holes and the official residence of a cardinal. Narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a sinister doppelganger; Bertie, set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school, yearns for freedom; and Big Lou goes viral.

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

  • 9. Titel

    • Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers

    • A 44 Scotland Street Novel
    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: David Rintoul
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 45 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    As summer blooms in Edinburgh's gardens and Bertie Pollock's birthday appears on the horizon, all at 44 Scotland Street is not cake and sunshine. Newlywed Angus Lordie has been booked by his bride into what he must not call the loony bin; Bruce's first encounter with hot wax brings more anguish than he bargained for; and Bertie's birthday dreams of scout camp and a penknife look set to be replaced by a game of Royal Weddings and a gender-neutral doll.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

  • 10. Titel

    • The Revolving Door of Life: 44 Scotland Street, Book 10

    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: David Rintoul
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 45 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Once more we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, McCall Smith gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its ninth season in The Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming as always!

    • Von B. Sophia Am hilfreichsten 28.09.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 32,95 €

  • 11. Titel

    • The Bertie Project

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 11
    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: David Rintoul
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 44 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another installment in this popular series, now running in its ninth season in the Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang....

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €

  • 12. Titel

    • A Time of Love and Tartan

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 12
    • Autor: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Sprecher: David Rintoul
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 2 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Sprecher
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    If only Pat Macgregor had an inkling of the embarrassment - romantic, professional, even aesthetic - that flowed from accepting narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce Anderson's invitation for coffee, she would never have said yes. And if only Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, hadn't wandered into his local bookshop and picked up a particular book at a particular time, he would never have knocked over his former English teacher or attracted the attentions of the police.

    Regulärer Preis: 40,95 €