A collection of short stories focusing on romantic encounters from the author of THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY
From the creator of THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY comes a medley of perverse couplings, casual dates and romantic encounters: hilarious tales that will sadden, inspire and surprise. McCall Smith, a master of the unexpected and a seamless storyteller, revels in offering us the quirky complications inherent in entanglements which human beings engineer for themselves - entanglements that can be shocking, unedifying, complex and sometimes completely disastrous.
I haven't read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
The people who inhabit these stories are funny, shocking, middle-class and sinister, the author's wacky imagination being the only constant we can always take for granted - SCOTSMAN
Reminiscent of Roald Dahl in their dark ironies, these tales of the emotional unexpected are perceptive, deftly written and droll - Michel Faber, author of THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.