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The Resource Chance developments, Alexander McCall Smith

Chance developments, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
Chance developments
Title
Chance developments
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Contributor
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 vintage 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
Member of
Summary
A collection of thematically linked short stories on the subjects of love and art, each inspired by an evocative old photo, includes the stories of a nun who leaves the sisterhood to discover big-city life and a romance between a circus ventriloquist and animal handler
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485724
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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 2016b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Life change events
  • Scotland
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Chance developments, 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
Control code
20659639
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 238 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780735205994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn928105656
  • (OCoLC)928105656
Label
Chance developments, 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
Control code
20659639
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
x, 238 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780735205994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn928105656
  • (OCoLC)928105656

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