A distant view of everything / Alexander McCall Smith.

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    • Publication Information:
      First United States edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie--but Isabel's almost four-year-old son, Charlie, is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are, of course, the qualities that bring Rosemary Hipple, an old acquaintance of Isabel's, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Rosemary is something of a matchmaker, and has brought together a cosmetic surgeon and a successful banker at her most recent dinner party. But new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Rosemary to doubt the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but her inquiries takes an unexpected turn, and she starts to wonder which of the two she should be investigating after all."-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Maps on lining papers.
    • ISBN:
      9780307908940
      0307908941
    • Accession Number:
      2017008647
    • Accession Number:
      ocn961249639
      961249639
    • Accession Number:
      fay.535666
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCCALL SMITH, A. A distant view of everything. [s.l.] : Pantheon Books, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      McCall Smith A. A Distant View of Everything. Pantheon Books; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.535666. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      McCall Smith, A. (2017). A distant view of everything. Pantheon Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.535666
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McCall Smith, Alexander. 2017. A Distant View of Everything. An Isabel Dalhousie Novel: [Bk. 11]. Pantheon Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.535666.
    • Harvard:
      McCall Smith, A. (2017) A distant view of everything. Pantheon Books (An Isabel Dalhousie novel: [bk. 11]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.535666 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McCall Smith, A 2017, A distant view of everything, An Isabel Dalhousie novel: [bk. 11], Pantheon Books, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      McCall Smith, Alexander. A Distant View of Everything. Pantheon Books, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.535666.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McCall Smith, Alexander. A Distant View of Everything. An Isabel Dalhousie Novel: [Bk. 11]. Pantheon Books, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.535666.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McCall Smith A. A distant view of everything [Internet]. Pantheon Books; 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. (An Isabel Dalhousie novel: [bk. 11]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.535666

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1

Of the endlessly inventive McCall Smith's three longest-running series—the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, 44 Scotland Street, and the Isabel Dalhousie novels—the Dalhousie series may be the one that's hardest to get into. It's hard not to love gutsy Precious Ramotswe, founder of the Botswana detective agency, and it's hard to resist the denizens of Edinburgh's Scotland Street as their lives collide. But Isabel is a different matter. She's an Edinburgh philosopher, left a fortune by her father and a gorgeous husband by fate. She's a bit standoffish and very wrapped up in her thoughts, which constantly intrude on the action. The latest has a promising plot opener, with a matchmaker friend of Isabel's begging her to investigate whether a plastic surgeon she's fixed up with a wealthy friend is actually a psychopath. But the plotline just about sinks from view for most of the book, as Isabel muses and converses. There's enough of McCall Smith's trenchant wit to see the reader through, but this will appeal only to committed Dalhousie fans. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 March #1

Even as Isabel Dalhousie tries to convince little Charlie that his new baby brother is a reason for joy, she's approached by matchmaker Rosemary Hipple, who's regretting a match she proposed between a cosmetic surgeon and a banker after hearing rumors about the former.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.