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The Stellar Debut of Galactica MacFee

The New 44 Scotland Street Novel

Alexander McCall Smith



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01 December 2023
Glasgow for Bertie is the promised land. The city of pies and Irn Bru, far from his controlling mother, Irene — his place of escape. But how will he respond to the news of the proposed merging of Edinburgh and Glasgow? A new member of Bertie’s class at school is causing ripples in his social circle. She is called Galactica MacFee and is going to be a match for Olive and her lieutenant, Pansy.

And, an incredible new discovery: a Pictish stone, that is said to have the first-know written poem carved into it is the talk of the town. But, when the poem is eventually translated, it is thought it is best to keep it under wraps.

In this new instalment in the perennially popular 44 Scotland Street series, we are back in the world of Angus and Domenico, Bruce, Matthew and Elspeth, and, of course, Bertie and his friend Ranald Braveheart Macpherson. Filled with Alexander McCall Smith’s trademark wit, warmth and humour, this new book is a must-read.

Imprint:   Polygon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   426g
ISBN:   9781846976414
ISBN 10:   1846976413
Series:   44 Scotland Street
Pages:   276
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. Since then, he has devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.

Reviews for The Stellar Debut of Galactica MacFee: The New 44 Scotland Street Novel

'For me these books are a tribute to kindness and empathy. Fabulously entertaining, witty, and thoughtful, The Stellar Debut of Galactica MacFee joins the 44 Scotland Street family with aplomb' -- Liz Robinson * LoveReading, Book of the Month * 'As ever, there's a gentle, weaving narrative that is endlessly poetic and thought-provoking'  * Scottish Field, 5 Stars * 'A delightful read... This is guaranteed to cheer you up on a cold Winter's evening' -- Jenny Itzcovitz * Sixtyplussurfers *

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