Author: Smith, Alexander McCall|Mcintosh, Iain
Series: Portuguese Irregular Verbs (1)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Year Published: 2004
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: A deliciously entertaining new series by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladiesâ€™ Detective Agency
The many fans of Precious Ramotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of Alexander McCall Smithâ€™s irresistibly funny trilogy, the eminent (if shamefully under-read) philologist Professor Dr. Mortiz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute at Regensburg. Unnaturally tall, hypersensitive to slights, and oblivious to his own frequent gaucheries, von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he knows is due him.
Portuguese Irregular Verbs follows the Professor from a busmanâ€™s holiday researching old Irish obscenities to a flirtation with a desirable lady dentist. In The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, von Igelfeld practices veterinary medicine without a license, transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate and is mobbed by marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise ship. In At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, the final novel in the trilogy, we find our hero suffering the slings of academic intrigue as a visiting fellow at Cambridge, and the slings of outrageous fortune in an eventful Columbian adventure.
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