The Comforts of A Muddy Saturday

The Comforts of A Muddy Saturday

Book - 2008
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Isabel Dalhousie is asked to help a doctor who has been disgraced by allegations of scientific fraud concerning a newly marketed drug.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375425134
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 22 cm


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Jan 04, 2019

5th book in the Isabel Dalhousie series.
I find myself rereading McCall's sentences because he's so smart. This plot does unwind rather slowly, which is okay. I continue to enjoy the Brother Fox behaviors, baby Charlie, and the seasonal qualities of Edinburgh. I agree with the other comments; Isabel's fear of being abandoned by her younger partner Jamie does get tiresome. But....then. That's real. McCall is a real writer of people who definitely feel real. Cat. Eddie. Grace. Isabel. Brother Fox.

Aug 04, 2014

I actually finished this book on a Saturday, albeit, not muddy. It was a welcome return to the streets of Edinburgh, Isabel's family, and the antics of Brother Fox.

Dec 03, 2011

Isabel is getting a bit tedious with her eternal security about her age and that of her younger partner. A plot is mainly framework for Isabel's philosophical musings which Smith seems to relish as I do. His books are reflective, quiet, kind descriptions of Edinburgh's 'intellectual' circle. Smith writes marvellous comfort books for the low-key crowd.

Jul 04, 2011

I've been a big Isabel Dalhousie fan, but isn't it time for her to get over her "I'm the older woman" insecurities? This most recent in the series--in which Isabel confronts a doctor accused of misconduct-- seems more labored than in the past, unlike the Patience Ramotswe books, which seem as fresh as ever Isabel, it's time to get on with life!

Jul 23, 2010

Nothing special but I liked this story even though it was a little flat in it's plot. Just an average outing for Isabel Dalhousie, an average writing by Mr Smith.


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