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Chance developments

Alexander McCall Smith

Chance developments

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Friendship,
  • Life change events,
  • Short stories,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    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 particularly striking 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. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAlexander McCall Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6063.C326 A6 2016b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 238 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27212552M
    ISBN 10073520599X
    ISBN 109780735205994
    OCLC/WorldCa928105656

    Chance Developments quantity. Add to basket. SKU: Categories: Fiction: In this beguiling book, Alexander McCall Smith casts his eye over five chanced-upon photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind them. Who were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling, what made. Chance Developments is a lovely book which is a pleasure to read. It would make an ideal gift for any book lover. Or just treat yourself! My thanks to Kieran at The Book People for my copy of this book. It was published in hardback by Polygon in November You can order a copy from The Book People here: Chance Developments. From the back of.

    It is said that a picture may be worth a thousand words but an old photograph can inspire many more. In this beguiling book, Alexander McCall Smith casts his eye over five chanced-upon photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling, what made them sad? What emerges are surprising. Get this from a library! Chance developments. [Alexander McCall Smith] -- 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 particularly striking photos.

      CHANCE DEVELOPMENTS By Alexander McCall Smith Illustrated. pp. Pantheon Books. $ Alexander McCall Smith is a prolific writer, with over 80 books . Get this from a library! Chance Developments. [Alexander McCall Smith] -- Shorn of context, unknown people look out to us from old and anonymous photographs, and each image has magical appeal. Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-loved writers, has reimagined.


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