The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds McCall Smith, Alexander

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

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As a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible. So when a neighbour brings her a new and potentially dangerous puzzle to solve, once again Isabel feels she has no option but to shoulder the burden.

A masterpiece painting has been stolen from Duncan Munrowe, old-fashioned philanthropist, father to two discontented children, and a very wealthy man. As Isabel enters into negotiations with the shadowy figures who are in search of a ransom, a case where heroes and villains should be clearly defined turns murky: the list of those who desire the painting - or the money - lengthens, and hasty judgement must be avoided at all cost. Morals, it turns out, are like Scottish clouds: complex, changeable and tricky to get a firm grip on; they require a sharp observational eye, a philosophical mindset, and the habit of kindness. Fortunately for those around her, Isabel Dalhousie is in possession of all three.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780349138763
BY (AUTHOR) McCall Smith, Alexander
PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Book Group PUBLICATION DATE : August 01, 2013
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Abacus
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 128 mm
WEIGHT : 182 g
SERIES : Isabel Dalhousie Novels

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DESCRIPTION : As a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible. So when a neighbour brings her a new and potentially dangerous puzzle to solve, once again Isabel feels she has no option but to shoulder the burden.A masterpiece painting has been stolen from Duncan Munrowe, old-fashioned philanthropist, father to two discontented children, and a very wealthy man. As Isabel enters into negotiations with the shadowy figures who are in search of a ransom, a case where heroes and villains should be clearly defined turns murky: the list of those who desire the painting - or the money - lengthens, and hasty judgement must be avoided at all cost. Morals, it turns out, are like Scottish clouds: complex, changeable and tricky to get a firm grip on; they require a sharp observational eye, a philosophical mindset, and the habit of kindness. Fortunately for those around her, Isabel Dalhousie is in possession of all three. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780349138763 BY (AUTHOR) McCall Smith, Alexander PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Book Group PUBLICATION DATE : August 01, 2013 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Abacus LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 128 mm WEIGHT : 182 g SERIES : Isabel Dalhousie Novels PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items