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The usual cast of characters are there Bertie and his awful mother Irene , and his long-suffering Dad, Stuart. Poor Bertie is perennially six which is such a lovely age. Even in this book he doesn’t get to seven, though he very excited about the prospect. He dreams of being free and able to make his own decisions, not have his life run totally by his mother.
The painter Angus Lordie and Domenica MacDonald, the anthropologist, go off to Italy for a break. They take Angus’s dog Cyril who has a gold tooth, and a penchant for biting people on the ankle.(Well he fantasies about it anyway.)
Matthew the owner of the art gallery and his wife Elspeth are expecting their first child.
I love the way McCall Smith writes it is so simple,witty, and elegant. The characters are drawn with love and compassion and a touch of humor.
A good book to snuggle up with your favorite cat or dog, and have a nice hot cuppa.