Saturday, 28 May 2011

Recommended Reading: The Dog Who Came in From The Cold

After many weeks with very dry weather and high winds we have got a real autumnal feel today still with the high winds, but also some blessed rain!

Unfortunately, it means I can't finish my garden projects. So after some usual weekend housework I curled up and finished Alexander MCall Smith's book 'The Dog Who Came In From The Cold'.

I have several times sung the praise about McCall Smith's books and he didn't disappoint this time either. This is the second book in the series about the people (and dog) in Corduroy Mansions in London. I wrote about the first one back in March and have enjoyed this easy read again. He is great for weaving the story about the people in the apartment building together. Although many of them don't know eachother, they still all have some interactions at some point. This time one of the main stories is about William's obliging and urbane dog Freddie de la Hay (isn't it a fab name!) who is drafted by the MI6 as an undercover spy... It is an utterly silly story, but all so entertaining!

I hope there will be a another book in the series not to long. There are still a lot of loose ends and many stories to be told about these excentric inhabitants of Corduroy Mansions. I want to know how Berthea Snark deals with writing the unofficial book about her obnoxious politician of a son, Oedipus Snark!

You can find more about Alexander McCall Smith's books on his website if you click here.

1 comment:

  1. Kanskje det blir som du skrev? En VINTER og en SOMMER-variant av sengegavlen?? HIiii.. den står foreløpig lagret i alle fall.

    Ha en fin lørdag!!