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Tiny tales : stories of romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness / by Alexander McCall Smith ; with illustrations by Iain McIntosh
BOOK | Pantheon Books | [2021], c2020. | First American edition.
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First American edition.
Descript.
x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
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Subtitle taken from book cover.
Contents
Descent -- Sister Angelica -- By post -- Takahashi Ichiro, passenger-pusher -- Amuse-bouche: romance & relationships -- The first adventure of Pope Ron -- The Pope goes swimming -- You the Pope? -- The Pope in the country -- Pope Ron & the book club -- Pope Ron's friend -- Amuse-bouche: Larry Porker & his friends -- Jitan -- Edith van Twist, failed soprano -- Magnus Bjornbirgir, progressive Viking -- The handbag -- Amuse-bouche: children & their parents -- Housemates -- What happened three years later -- The mathematician -- Amuse-bouche: life & its pitfalls -- Mr. Nariman Sodawaterwalla meets Leila Commissariat on the eighth floor of the Cricket Hotel, Mumbai -- What happened to Phil Butters in the lift -- Amuse-bouche: Geoff's cat, Stanley -- On the way down -- Clarence Macphail -- Amuse-bouche: life & its further pitfalls -- In the swimming pool -- Boarding-school story -- The cure -- Amuse-bouche: Caesar & the world of Rome -- Four dentists go on holiday -- Harry Brick -- Amuse-bouche: more cats -- At the arachnophobia workshop -- Enlistment -- Lord Lucan, fugitive -- Little Piggish.
Summary
"From the beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a delightful compendium of very short fiction and comics that celebrate the joy and absurdity of the human experience. It is often said that the best things in life come in small packages--anyone in search of proof need look no further than the stories in this collection: brief, utterly engaging tales that offer lasting surprise and delight. From the original Greek financial crisis, when the profligate Gods of Olympus were punished by Odin and the other Norse Gods for their unchecked spending, to a handy unintended benefit of cosmetic surgery; from Pope Ron, the first Australian Pope, who wants nothing more than to live quietly, to a rather droll cat named Stanley, to Good President Wenceslas, benevolent leader of a snowy land: these stories are by turns funny, poignant, and deliciously wicked, each one a gift begging to be unwrapped and enjoyed again and again"-- Provided by publisher
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McIntosh, Iain, illustrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9780593316009 (hardcover)
0593316002 (hardcover)
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