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By Alexander McCall Smith

ISBN-10: 0349118973

ISBN-13: 9780349118970

1st in a brand new sequence via the writer of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective business enterprise. This sequence is decided in an residence development in Edinburgh, Scotland and has its proportion of eccentrics and screw ups. Dry, humorous, highly interesting tales established within the author's fatherland.

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She'd been in it was a popular the Grafenberg forest before hiking area but she'd only seen the high walls of the asylum from a distance. This time, though, she and her father walked up to the wall, close enough to see the shards of glass in the mortar along the top edge. Sharp and pointed, they could tear up your hands if you tried to escape. finally — — 45 Trudi dug her hands deeply into the fur muff that matched the rabbit trim around her bonnet and on the collar of her coat. She wondered if anyone had climbed across this wall.

At home her He father wouldn't speak to anyone. sat at the table in the dining no longer room, his hands but limp on the polished mahogthey contained no bones. Frau Weiler tight any as if and Frau Abramowitz called the undertaker, chose a coffin and flowers, sent black-rimmed death announcements to relatives and friends. When I get back, things will be better between us. Trudi had believed her mother. Her father took Trudi to the room in back of the cemetery chapel, where the coffin was propped up, but when Trudi looked into the coffin, she had to smile: the woman only resem- 60 bled her mother a Her were sharp and waxen.

It was like that with many other events, and it took courage for the few, who would preserve the texture of the truth, not to let its fibers slip beneath the web of silence and collusion which people often with the best of intentions spun to sustain and protect one another. Trudi's father, who had been back so much longer than the other men, was nudged into an — — 39 informal leadership as the returning soldiers looked toward him to reintroduce them to the life they had left. , where they'd buy portions of tobacco so small that they'd have an excuse to return the following day.

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