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Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Portuguese Irregular Verbs #1) Alexander McCall Smith

Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Portuguese Irregular Verbs #1)

Alexander McCall Smith

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ISBN : 9781419305061
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4 pages
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Portuguese Irregular Verbs a begins a deliciously entertaining new series by the best-selling author of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. The many fans of Precious Remotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of AlexanderMorePortuguese Irregular Verbs a begins a deliciously entertaining new series by the best-selling author of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. The many fans of Precious Remotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of Alexander McCall Smiths irresistibly funny trilogy, 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. The title novella, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, follows the Professor from a busmans 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 novella of this 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.