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The uncommon appeal of clouds
(Large Print)

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Published:
[New York] : Random House Large Print, 2012.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
1st large print ed.
Physical Desc:
367 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Large Print
Fiction McCall Large Type
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ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 9 Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction's most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life's questions, large and small. In this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's endearing Isabel Dalhousie series, the Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth answers an unexpected appeal from a wealthy Scottish collector who has been robbed of a valuable painting. One afternoon over coffee at Cat's delicatessen, a friend of Isabel's shares a call for help from Duncan Munrowe. Crafty thieves have stolen a prized painting from his collection, a work by the celebrated French artist Nicolas Poussin that was earmarked for donation to the Scottish National Gallery. Munrowe has been approached by the thieves and hopes that Isabel will assist him in recovering the painting. Never one to refuse an appeal, she agrees, and discovers that the thieves may be closer to the owner than he ever would have expected. Against the backdrop of this intriguing case, Isabel copes with life's issues, large and small. She and Jamie have begun to suspect that their three-year-old son, Charlie, might be a budding mathematical genius. What should be done about it? Then there is the question of whether Isabel should help a young couple who want to move in together--against the wishes of the girl's parents. The boyfriend is hoping Isabel might intercede. As she wrestles with these problems, Isabel finds herself tested as a parent, a philosopher and a friend. But, as always, she manages to use the right combination of good sense, quick wits and a kind heart to come to the right solution, proving once again why Isabel Dalhousie has become one of Alexander McCall Smith's most beloved characters. From the Hardcover edition.
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English
ISBN:
9780307990808 (trade pbk. : lg. print), 030799080X (trade pbk. : lg. print)

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Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie finds herself tested as a parent, philosopher, sleuth, and friend in the ninth book of her mystery series. When a wealthy art collector seeks her help when a valuable painting is stolen from him, she discovers that the thieves are closer to the owner than he would have expected. At the same time, Isabel must decide what to do with her son when she discovers he's a budding mathematical genius.
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APA Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, A. (2012). The uncommon appeal of clouds. 1st large print ed. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-. 2012. The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-, The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds. 1st large print ed. [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2012. Print.

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