The Dog Who Came in From the Cold

The Dog Who Came in From the Cold

Book - 2011
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The heartwarming and hilarious second installment in the Corduroy Mansions series presents the further adventures of Alexander McCall Smith's newest, already-beloved character: the Pimlico Terrier Freddie de la Hay.

In the elegantly crumbling four-storey mansion block in Pimlico called Corduroy Mansions, the comings and goings of the wonderfully motley crew of residents continue apace. A pair of New Age operators has determined that Terence Moongrove's estate is the cosmologically correct place for their Centre for Cosmological Studies. Literary agent Barbara Ragg has decided to represent a man who is writing a book about his time "hanging out" with the abominable snowman. And, our small, furry, endlessly surprising canine hero, Freddie de la Hay - belonging to failed oenophile William French - has been recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring. Needless to say, the other denizens of Corduroy Mansions have issues of their own. But all of it will be addressed with the wit, charm and insight into the foibles of the human condition that have become the hallmark of this truly peerless storyteller.
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2011.
ISBN: 9780307400970
Characteristics: 290 p. ;,23 cm.

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Ham625 Dec 13, 2014

A talky, fussy British style book for fans of that genre and fans of A. M. Smith.

AuntJane Oct 08, 2014

Great series! As always McCall Smith has engaging characters with interesting stories. Can't wait to read the next installment.

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LDPBLM
Jun 28, 2013

A couple of good passages does not make a good read - I'm sorry , AMCS - a novelist is not your strong suite . Essayist , yes ... your writing about Berthea's dinner conversation and the Scottish Highlands was good

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J0SHU4
Aug 02, 2011

I loved this book. Recommend readers start with the book "Corduroy Mansions" (1st in this series). Once again this writer is on the mark with multiple on-going stories, complicated relationships, and of course, Freddie de la Hay ...the dog! Actually this is an eye opener to all pet owners considering loaning out their companion ...granted in this example it's rather extreme, but easily extrapolated into our own lives.
This writer has a particularly amusing form of writing that I thoroughly enjoy!

debwalker May 31, 2011

“No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” creator Alexander McCall Smith needs no introduction to readers. This latest installment of his “Corduroy Mansions” series follows the adventures of canine hero and Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay, who has been recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring.

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