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The Resource At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

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At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances
Title
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith ; illustrations by Iain McIntosh
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Language
eng
Summary
PORTUGUESE IRREGULAR VERBS - Book 3 The Portuguese Irregular Verbs series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. 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 At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Professor Dr. von Igelfeld gets caught up in a nasty case of academic intrigue while on sabbatical at Cambridge. When he returns to Regensburg he is confronted with the thrilling news that someone from a foreign embassy has actually checked his masterwork, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, out of the Institute’s Library. As a result, he gets caught up in intrigue of a different sort on a visit to Bogota, Colombia.From the Trade Paperback edition
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On sabbatical at Cambridge, Professor Dr. von Igelfeld becomes embroiled in a nasty case of academic intrigue and becomes caught up in skullduggery during his visit to Colombia
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
134797
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Portuguese irregular verbs series
Series volume
0003
Target audience
adult
Label
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e1a2ad08-d74e-4158-8f1f-f1e215530301
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307424884
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e1a2ad08-d74e-4158-8f1f-f1e215530301
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307424884
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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