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Alexander McCall Smith is my doctor
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2019
I cant quite get enough of his prose - it can change my humor from stressed and overwrought to a contented satisfaction in a single page - like a tonic for my outlook. The stories and characters I find so delightful, so human - even the dogs. Love and humor, a powerful combination I absolutely loved the 44 Scotland series - yet, I have read some less favorable opinions comparing the Corduroy Mansions series - mainly for lack of a parallel Bertie character. I feel rather differently and appreciate the distinction: this is a story with more grown-up, complex characters and I am grateful. The Corduroy Mansions is different, obviously, by intent & purpose, yet also: excellent. I fall happily under the spell of these characters’ lives and I am so pleased to be privy to the day to day experience of each and every one - may we see 15 or 20 more, please, Mr McCall Smith?