Portuguese Irregular Verbs
By (author) Alexander McCall Smith
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Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall Smith
Book DescriptionProfessor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment- Book 1 The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his long-suffering colleagues at the Institute of Romantic Philology in Germany. Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray. In Portuguese Irregular Verbs, Professor Dr von Igelfeld learns to play tennis, and forces a college chum to enter into a duel that results in a nipped nose. He also takes a field trip to Ireland where he becomes acquainted with the rich world of archaic Irishisms, and he develops an aching infatuation with a Dentist fatale. Along the way, he takes two ill-fated Italian sojourns, the first merely uncomfortable, the second definitely dangerous."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400077083
(203mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 28-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexander McCall Smith
Precious and the Zebra Necklace, Paperback (September 2016)
New in paperback, the most recent in Alexander McCall Smith's series for younger readers (8-12 years) featuring the young Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Precious and Grace, Hardback (September 2016)
Precious and Grace is a story about life at Botswana's leading No. 1 Ladies' detective agency.
Bertie Project, Hardback (August 2016)» View all books by Alexander McCall Smith
11th book in the 44 Scotland Street Series
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Author Biography - Alexander McCall Smith
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana.
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