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The Resource Tiny tales : stories of romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness, by Alexander McCall Smith ; with illustrations by Iain McIntosh

Tiny tales : stories of romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness, by Alexander McCall Smith ; with illustrations by Iain McIntosh

Label
Tiny tales : stories of romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness
Title
Tiny tales
Title remainder
stories of romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness
Statement of responsibility
by Alexander McCall Smith ; with illustrations by Iain McIntosh
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a delightful compendium of very short fiction and comics that celebrate the joy and absurdity of the human experience. It is often said that the best things in life come in small packages--anyone in search of proof need look no further than the stories in this collection: brief, utterly engaging tales that offer lasting surprise and delight. From the original Greek financial crisis, when the profligate Gods of Olympus were punished by Odin and the other Norse Gods for their unchecked spending, to a handy unintended benefit of cosmetic surgery; from Pope Ron, the first Australian Pope, who wants nothing more than to live quietly, to a rather droll cat named Stanley, to Good President Wenceslas, benevolent leader of a snowy land: these stories are by turns funny, poignant, and deliciously wicked, each one a gift begging to be unwrapped and enjoyed again and again"--
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1948-
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McCall Smith, Alexander
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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McIntosh, Iain
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  • Gods
  • Goddesses
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Dieux
  • Déesses
  • Chirurgie plastique
  • short stories
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Goddesses
  • Gods
  • Short stories
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Short stories
Label
Tiny tales : stories of romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness, by Alexander McCall Smith ; with illustrations by Iain McIntosh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle taken from book cover
  • Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Polygon Books, an imprint of Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh, in 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Pope in the country
  • Pope Ron & the book club
  • Pope Ron's friend
  • Amuse-bouche: Larry Porker & his friends
  • Jitan
  • Edith van Twist, failed soprano
  • Magnus Bjornbirgir, progressive Viking
  • The handbag
  • Amuse-bouche: children & their parents
  • Housemates
  • Descent
  • What happened three years later
  • The mathematician
  • Amuse-bouche: life & its pitfalls
  • Mr. Nariman Sodawaterwalla meets Leila Commissariat on the eighth floor of the Cricket Hotel, Mumbai
  • What happened to Phil Butters in the lift
  • Amuse-bouche: Geoff's cat, Stanley
  • On the way down
  • Clarence Macphail
  • Amuse-bouche: life & its further pitfalls
  • In the swimming pool
  • Sister Angelica
  • Boarding-school story
  • The cure
  • Amuse-bouche: Caesar & the world of Rome
  • Four dentists go on holiday
  • Harry Brick
  • Amuse-bouche: more cats
  • At the arachnophobia workshop
  • Enlistment
  • Lord Lucan, fugitive
  • Little Piggish
  • By post
  • Takahashi Ichiro, passenger-pusher
  • Amuse-bouche: romance & relationships
  • The first adventure of Pope Ron
  • The Pope goes swimming
  • You the Pope?
Control code
1184681333
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9780593316009
Lccn
2020045181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1184681333
Label
Tiny tales : stories of romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness, by Alexander McCall Smith ; with illustrations by Iain McIntosh
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle taken from book cover
  • Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Polygon Books, an imprint of Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh, in 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Pope in the country
  • Pope Ron & the book club
  • Pope Ron's friend
  • Amuse-bouche: Larry Porker & his friends
  • Jitan
  • Edith van Twist, failed soprano
  • Magnus Bjornbirgir, progressive Viking
  • The handbag
  • Amuse-bouche: children & their parents
  • Housemates
  • Descent
  • What happened three years later
  • The mathematician
  • Amuse-bouche: life & its pitfalls
  • Mr. Nariman Sodawaterwalla meets Leila Commissariat on the eighth floor of the Cricket Hotel, Mumbai
  • What happened to Phil Butters in the lift
  • Amuse-bouche: Geoff's cat, Stanley
  • On the way down
  • Clarence Macphail
  • Amuse-bouche: life & its further pitfalls
  • In the swimming pool
  • Sister Angelica
  • Boarding-school story
  • The cure
  • Amuse-bouche: Caesar & the world of Rome
  • Four dentists go on holiday
  • Harry Brick
  • Amuse-bouche: more cats
  • At the arachnophobia workshop
  • Enlistment
  • Lord Lucan, fugitive
  • Little Piggish
  • By post
  • Takahashi Ichiro, passenger-pusher
  • Amuse-bouche: romance & relationships
  • The first adventure of Pope Ron
  • The Pope goes swimming
  • You the Pope?
Control code
1184681333
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9780593316009
Lccn
2020045181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1184681333

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