The 21/2 Pillars Of Wisdom (von Igelfeld Entertainments)

The 21/2 Pillars Of Wisdom (von Igelfeld Entertainments)

By: Alexander McCall Smith (author)Paperback

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Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius. For in the unnaturally tall form of Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspecteur Clouseau's hapless gaucherie. Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, a world he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer. Their unlikely adventures are described in three deliciously funny instalments: Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances.

About Author

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He lives in Edinburgh.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780349118505
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780349118505
  • weight: 268
  • ISBN10: 0349118507

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