The Lost Art of Gratitude

The Lost Art of Gratitude

eBook - 2009
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Isabel meets Minty Auchterlonie, the high-flying financier, at a birthday party she has taken her son, Charlie, to. Minty's integrity has always been in question and when the woman confides in Isabel about troubles at the bank, Isabel wonders if she can be trusted or the perpetrator of an enormous financial fraud. Plus Isabel crosses swords with her nemesis Professor Dove; her niece is dating a stunt man, and now Jamie, doting father of Charlie, is pressing her to marry him.
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, c2009
Edition: 1st Canadian ed
ISBN: 9780307373052
0307373053
Characteristics: 1 online resource (262 p.)

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Feb 01, 2019

6th in the series; (total of 12 in the series thru pub year 2018, wow.)
This plot is not as "driven" as several of the other earlier plots.
Of course, the environmental charms of Edinburgh Scotland continue; people whose eyes are like the varied skies of Scotland.
and, ---- it seems Isabel is growing in the personal strength to confront people whose power to intimidate is quite a reckoning.
Oh, Brother Fox, where art thou? Oh, --- there, you are --------- and....as a dear heart.

Don't forget: Alexander McCall Smith has also written several other notorious series.

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glotet
Sep 29, 2018

The author, a true philosopher, quietly slips in really significant bits such as how anger diminishes us and the importance of honouring a promise. The significance of such, makes me reread those kind of worthwhile passages in order to own them, things we don't always perceive for ourselves. Such a gift in examining our own values.

mrsgail5756 Jan 11, 2013

A very good read. I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book for all to read.

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Feso4ga
Feb 21, 2011

I want put this item on hold until after March 15th as I will be leaving Seattle to attend a death in family.

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pokano
Aug 22, 2010

The 6th in the Isabel Dalhousie series, this volume finds Isabel embroiled in the intrigues of a ruthless, high-powered Scottish female investment banker.

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memartel
Feb 07, 2010

Another excellent Isabel Dalhousie mystery set in Edinburgh. Really enjoyable series!

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silentsound
Jan 30, 2010

If you liked previous books in series, you'll like this one too.

He's a great author.

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