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The Second Worst Restaurant in France

The Second Worst Restaurant in France (Hardback)

By McCall Smith, Alexander

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Features the returning protagonist of the bestselling My Italian Bulldozer, this time taking on the Second Worst Restaurant in France.

ISBN 9781846974212
Barcode 9781846974212
Published 9 May 2019 by Birlinn General
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781846974212
ISBN-10 1846974216
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Birlinn General
Imprint Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 9 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McCall Smith, Alexander
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 416g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress France - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 928954

Description of this Book

Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he relishes but that will have to be delivered in six months. It is not going well, as Paul finds his domestic circumstances unsuited to concentrated hard work: Gloria has now moved in with him (not specifically invited) and has brought with her two extremely vocal and demanding Siamese cats. The cats give Paul no peace. Beginning to worry that The Philosophy of Food will never be written Paul calls on the aid of his cousin, Chloe, who suggests a radical course of action. She has taken a six-month lease on a house in a French village not far from Poitiers and invites him to join her there and get the book finished in peace. He needs no second bidding and it is not long before he escapes to France. Once there, however, Paul finds his fortunes tangled up with the fate of one eating establishment in the village: the infamous Second Worst Restaurant in France ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Gentle and pointed good humour abounds in this lovely read. Alexander McCall Smith excels in creating whimsical yet sharply observed novels with real heart... I smiled, I laughed, and enjoyed every moment' * Lovereading *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. His books have been translated into almost 50 languages and become bestsellers throughout the world.

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