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2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom, The (Omnibus)



Fiction (General)
Humour & Satire


Portugese Irregular Verbs


# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 2005-11-00  

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The protagonist of Alexander McCall Smith’s irresistibly funny trilogy is the eminent (if shamefully under-read) philologist Professor Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute at Regensburg. Unnaturally tall, hypersensitive to slights, and oblivious to his own frequent gaucheries, von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he knows is due him.

Portuguese Irregular Verbs follows the Professor from a busman’s holiday researching old Irish obscenities to a flirtation with a desirable lady dentist. In The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, von Igelfeld practices veterinary medicine without a license, transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate and is mobbed by marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise ship. In At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, the final novel in the trilogy, we find our hero suffering the slings of academic intrigue as a visiting fellow at Cambridge, and the slings of outrageous fortune in an eventful Columbian adventure.

The following works are contained within this one:
Portuguese Irregular Verbs
Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, the
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

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