The Resource Chance developments : stories, Alexander McCall Smith

Chance developments : stories, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
Chance developments : stories
Title
Chance developments
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
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
A6 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Label
Chance developments : stories, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sister Flora's first day of freedom
  • Angels in Italy
  • Dear ventriloquist
  • The woman with the beautiful car
  • He wanted to believe in tenderness
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9781101871256
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015042318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930068007
  • 622496
  • (OCoLC)ocn930068007
  • 622496
Label
Chance developments : stories, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sister Flora's first day of freedom
  • Angels in Italy
  • Dear ventriloquist
  • The woman with the beautiful car
  • He wanted to believe in tenderness
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9781101871256
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015042318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930068007
  • 622496
  • (OCoLC)ocn930068007
  • 622496

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