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Espresso Tales

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It was a chance encounter with Armistead Maupin (of Tales of the City fame) in San Francisco which inspired Alexander McCall Smith to write his daily ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
pamela1717

Charming...

by pamela1717 on Sep 9, 2009

Espresso Tales is book 2 of the 44 Scotland Street seires. It was chosen as "stand alone" read for my book club and frankly, I think it can still hold its own without reading the first one. How would I describe it? A charming, Scottish Soap Opera. AMS's prose is light and swift without too many vernacular phrases so that even an American such as myself may understand. I would call this a good "cappucino" type book (in keeping with the coffee theme).

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mamacat13

Good to the last drop

by mamacat13 on Nov 23, 2007

If you liked 44 Scotland Street, you'll love Espresso Tales. All of your favorite characters are back, plus a few you'll want to meet. Alexander McCall Smith has the gift of portraying everyday people doing everyday things and making us like them. The "newspaper serial" format is perfect for these stories. You can read a quick three pages and walk away wanting more. (Just kidding...I've never been able to stop after one installment!) While you're buying, you might as well go ahead and order Love Over Scotland, since you'll be wanting to read it, too. (For fans of the other Alexander McCall Smith series: These characters are just as endearing and irresistable as Precious, Grace, JLB Matekoni, and/or Isabel. Take the plunge!)

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