The 2 1/2 Pillars Of Wisdom

Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius. For in the unnaturally tall form of Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspecteur Clouseau's hapless gaucherie. Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, a world he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer. Their unlikely adventures are described in three deliciously funny instalments: Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780349118505
Categories BX, Crime, Fiction, Mystery and Thriller
Author(s) Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher Little Brown Books
Pages 400
Format Paperback
Dimensions 12.6cm x 2.8cm x 19.4cm
Weight 0.3 kg
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