The Resource Corduroy mansions, Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh, (electronic resource)

Corduroy mansions, Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh, (electronic resource)

Label
Corduroy mansions
Title
Corduroy mansions
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters. There's the middle-aged wine merchant William, who's trying to convince his reluctant twenty-four-year-old son, Eddie, to leave the nest; and Marcia, the boutique caterer who has her sights set on William. There's also the (justifiably) much-loathed Member of Parliament Oedipus Snark; his mother, Berthea, who's writing his biography and hating every minute of it; and his long-suffering girlfriend, Barbara, a literary agent who would like to be his wife (but, then, she'd like to be almost anyone's wife). There's the vitamin evangelist, the psychoanalyst, the art student with a puzzling boyfriend and Freddie de la Hay, the Pimlico terrier who insists on wearing a seat belt and is almost certainly the only avowed vegetarian canine in London
Member of
Summary
While a middle-aged wine merchant tries to emancipate his reluctant adult son from their crumbling Pimlico home, a hated Parliament member incites the disgust of his biography-writing mother and long-suffering literary agent girlfriend.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
346766
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C326
LC item number
C67 2009eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McIntosh, Iain
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Corduroy mansions
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighborhoods
  • Pimlico (London, England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Corduroy mansions, Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=32BD2468-D382-4A85-A42B-F98C210E8FAF
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (353 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307379306
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668224584
  • ocn668224584
  • OCoLC
Label
Corduroy mansions, Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=32BD2468-D382-4A85-A42B-F98C210E8FAF
Publication
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (353 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307379306
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)668224584
  • ocn668224584
  • OCoLC

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