Review: The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith

This is, believe it or not, the sixth instalment in the 44 Scotland Street novels. Alexander McCall Smith continues to amaze me with his prolific writing, and thank goodness since I look forward to every one of his books and am glad that he has several series on the go at once! Here we are back in Edinburgh, back on Scotland Street, amongst a familiar cast of characters, peeping once again behind their net curtains to see what’s going on.

Evereyone’s favourite, Bertie, is still struggling with his over-protective, over-zealous mother Irene. Poor Bertie. He still has yoga class, saxophone lessons, Italian lessons, and he longs to go away to Scout camp, but really doesn’t want his mum to come along as a helper. And, as the title suggests, he is looking forward to being seven. His little brother, Ulysses, is getting bigger and has developed an interesting reaction to their mother, whilst Irene herself goes missing in a rather mysterious manner…

Read the rest of my review for The Bookbag.


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