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Corduroy Mansions

Alexander McCall Smith

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In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteel, crumbling mansion block in London’s vibrant Pimlico neighborhood and the home turf of a captivating collection of quirky and altogether McCall-Smithian characters. There’s the middle-aged wine merchant William, who’s trying to convince his reluctant twenty-four-year-old son, Eddie, to leave the nest; and Marcia, the boutique caterer who has her sights set on William. There’s also the (justifiably) much-loathed Member of Parliament oedipus Snark; his mother, Berthea, who’s writing his biography and hating every minute of it; and his long-suffering girlfriend, Barbara, a literary agent who would like to be his wife (but, then, she’d like to be almost anyone’s wife). There’s the vitamin evangelist, the psychoanalyst, the art student with a puzzling boyfriend and Freddie de la Hay, the Pimlico terrier who insists on wearing a seat belt and is almost certainly the only avowed vegetarian canine in London. Filled with the ins and outs of neighborliness in all its unexpected variations, Corduroy Mansions showcases the life, laughter and humanity that have become the hallmarks of Alexander McCall Smith’s work.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

11h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:03


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:54


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:13


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:53


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:14