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Alexander McCall Smith - The ​Sunday Philosophy Club
Amateur ​sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who also uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. Isabel is Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics - which addresses such questions as 'Truth telling in sexual relationships' - and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert in the Usher Hall didn't fall. He was pushed. With Isabel Dalhousie Alexander McCall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem - and the mysteries of life. As her hero WH Auden maintained, classic detective fiction stems from a desire for an uncorrupted Eden which the detective, as an agent of God, can return to us. But then Isabel, being a philosopher, has a thing or two to say about God as well.

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Ismeretlen szerző - Edinburgh
Minden, ​amire egy turistának szüksége lehet: - 64 oldalas útikönyv Edinburgh és Glasgow legfontosabb látnivalóival, - részletes térkép.

Alexander McCall Smith - Friends, ​Lovers, Chocolate
In ​this second novel in the Sunday Philosophy Club, Isabel Dalhousie’s niece, Cat (she of the unsuitable boyfriends) is invited to a wedding in Italy. This means that Isabel is left in charge of Cat’s delicatessen – a task to which the redoutable moral philosopher proves more than equal. She is intrigued by the customers, of course, given her irrepressible tendency to take an interest in the business of others, and one man in particular attracts her attention. He is recovering from heart surgery – a heart transplant in fact – and when Isabel gets to know him a bit better he reveals an extraordinary aspect of being the recipient of another’s heart. Isabel is drawn into an investigation of the facts behind the transplant, with disturbing results. Her enquiries take time, but not so much time as to prevent romantic entanglements, both for Isabel and her housekeeper, Grace. And as for chocolate – that proves to have some very interesting philosophical ramifications – at least in the mind of Isabel Dalhousie. Chocolate is a moral problem, it transpires – invoking questions of temptation and, of course, human weakness. We are all weak when it comes to chocolate, Isabel decides – should we just accept the fact and get on with it?

Samantha Young - Calle ​Londres
Johanna ​trabaja en un bar y siempre se ha ocupado de su familia, sobre todo de Cole, su hermano pequeño. Con un padre ausente y una madre incapaz de cuidarles, ha estado tomando decisiones basándose en lo mejor para Cole. Incluso elige los hombres con que sale en función de lo que pueden aportarles a su hermano y a ella. Enamorarse es un lujo que no se puede permitir. Pero con el nuevo barman, Cameron MacCabe, la atracción es innegable. Cada vez que mira a su compañero de trabajo se le hace un nudo en el estómago. Y, por una vez, siente la tentación de poner sus necesidades por delante. Cam está igualmente interesado en conocerla mejor, pero la dura coraza de Johanna le impide intentarlo siquiera... hasta que Cam se muda al piso de abajo del de ella y los secretos empiezan a salir a la luz.

Samantha Young - London ​Road - Geheime Leidenschaft
Johanna ​Walker ist jung, attraktiv und kann sich vor Verehrern kaum retten. Aber jeder sieht nur ihre Schönheit, niemand kennt ihr Geheimnis. Sie will mit ihrem kleinen Bruder der Armut und der Gewalt in ihrer Familie entfliehen. Daher sucht Johanna einen soliden Mann, gutsituiert und zuverlässig. Stattdessen begegnet sie Cameron McCabe – gutaussehend, arrogant und irgendwie gefährlich. Gefährlich sexy. Er ist der Einzige, der wirklich in ihr Innerstes blicken will. Wird es ihm gelingen, ihre Mauer aus Zweifeln zu überwinden?

Samantha Young - London ​Road (francia)
Entre ​un père absent et une mère alcoolique, Johanna Walker, vingt-quatre ans, a toujours agi dans l'intérêt de son petit frère Cole. Pour lui assurer un avenir confortable, elle va même jusqu'à choisir ses partenaires selon l'épaisseur de leur portefeuille... Mais avec Cameron MacCabe, ce fragile équilibre vole soudain en éclats. Si son nouveau collègue du Club 39 ne répond en rien à ses "critères de sélection", se montrant même particulièrement mesquin avec elle, son regard ténébreux laisse pourtant entrevoir la promesse d'une passion interdite et tumultueuse. Aussi, lorsque Cameron emménage dans son immeuble, Jo est tentée, pour la toute première fois, de faire passer ses propres désirs en priorité.

Christopher McNab - Pocket ​History of Edinburgh
From ​the imposing Castle and the Palace of Holyrood to the National Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh's captivating monuments offer a breathtaking insight into the engaging history of Scotland's great capital city. This brand new book covers the entire span of Edinburgh's remarkable story.

Alexander McCall Smith - Espresso ​Tales
In ​Espresso Tales, Alexander Mc Call Smith returns home to Edinburgh and the glorious cast of his own tales of the city, the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpetually deluded ex-surveyor, is about to embark on a new career as a wine merchant, while his long-suffering flatmate Pat MacGregor, set up by matchmaking Domenica Macdonald, finds herself invited to a nudist picnic in Moray Place in the pursuit of true love. Prodigious six-year-old Bertie Pollock wants a boy's life of fishing and rugby, not yoga and pink dungarees, and he plots rebellion against his bossy, crusading mother Irene and his psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn. But when Bertie's longed-for trip to Glasgow with his ineffectual father Stuart ends with Bertie taking money off legendary Glasgow hard man Lard O'Connor at cards, it looks as though Bertie should have been more careful what he wished for. And all the time it appears that both Irene Pollock and Dr Fairbairn are engaged in a struggle with dark secrets and unconscious urges of their own.

Terry Deary - Edinburgh
History ​has never been so horrible, find out about: whose picked skin became a sought-after souvenier? - why it's alright to spit on the High Street - how the pupils of Edinburgh High School got away with murder? Plot your path to the past with the frightful fold-out map of the city - climb up to the cursed castle for tales of reckless raids, hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors and visit Holyroodhouse, the home of kidnapped kings and mysterious murders.

Alexander McCall Smith - Love ​Over Scotland
The ​irresistible third entry to the 44 Scotland Street series picks up with the residents of 44 Scotland Street where Espresso Tales left off and is as addictive as any book McCall Smith has written. Anthropologist Domenica has flown off to the Straits of Malacca to study modern-day pirates. Back in Edinburgh, Pat moves from 44 Scotland Street and develops a crush on fellow art student Wolf, whose strange ways hint at a darker subplot that involves Pat's flatmate. Pat moves in with gallery owner Matthew, who struggles with both a sudden fortune and a yearning for Pat. Meanwhile, child prodigy saxophonist Bertie becomes a reluctant member of the Edinburgh Teenage Orchestra at age six and later, on a trip to Paris, finds himself wonderfully unsupervised. Poet/portrait painter Angus is tormented by the theft of his beloved dog Cyrus. The proceedings sparkle with McCall Smith's trademark wit (It was not always fun being a child, just as it had not always been fun being a medieval Scottish saint), proving once again, he's a true treasure. Illustrations by Iain McIntosh enliven the text.

Alexander McCall Smith - The ​World According to Bertie
The ​latest completely charming installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series. There is never a quiet moment on 44 Scotland Street. In The World According to Bertie, Pat deals with the reappearance of Bruce, which has her heart skipping—and not in a pleasant way. Angus Lordie's dog Cyril has been taken away by the authorities, accused of being a serial biter. Unexpectedly, Domenica has offered to help free him. As usual, Big Lou is still looking for love, and handing out coffee and advice to the always contemplative Matthew. And Bertie, the beleaguered Italian-speaking six year old prodigy, now has a little brother, Ulysses, who Bertie hopes will help distract his pushy mother Irene. Beautifully observed, cleverly detailed, The World According to Bertie is classic McCall Smith and a treat for his avid fans as well as his first time readers

Alexander McCall Smith - Bertie ​Plays the Blues
Even ​down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return. And little Bertie, feeling blue, puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Can Edinburgh's most deliciously dysfunctional residents forsake discord and learn to dance to the same happy tune?

Alexander McCall Smith - Sunshine ​on Scotland Street
With ​customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another installment in this popular series, now running in its eighth season in 'The Scotsman'. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang, especially with an invitation to one of Scotland's premier jazz festivals -

Alexander McCall Smith - The ​Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
As ​a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible. So when a neighbour brings her a new and potentially dangerous puzzle to solve, once again Isabel feels she has no option but to shoulder the burden. A masterpiece painting has been stolen from Duncan Munrowe, old-fashioned philanthropist, father to two discontented children, and a very wealthy man. As Isabel enters into negotiations with the shadowy figures who are in search of a ransom, a case where heroes and villains should be clearly defined turns murky: the list of those who desire the painting - or the money - lengthens, and hasty judgement must be avoided at all cost. Morals, it turns out, are like Scottish clouds: complex, changeable and tricky to get a firm grip on; they require a sharp observational eye, a philosophical mindset, and the habit of kindness. Fortunately for those around her, Isabel Dalhousie is in possession of all three.

Eric Weiner - A ​zsenialitás földrajza
Miért ​növekszik robbanásszerűen a kreativitás egyes helyeken? Miért képesek a géniuszok olyan jól boldogulni rendetlenség és káosz közepette is? Tényleg séta közben jutnak eszünkbe a legjobb gondolatok? Vajon mi köze van az osztrigáknak a skót felvilágosodáshoz, és a reneszánsznak a pestisjárványhoz? Eric Weiner azokat a helyeket – például az ókori Athént, a Szung-dinasztia korabeli Kínát, a középkori Firenzét vagy napjaink Szilícium-völgyét – látogatja meg és mutatja be fesztelen és bölcs humorral, ahol a korabeli férfiak és nők virágzó civilizációt teremtettek. Föld körüli utazása során arra keresi a választ, miként indult virágzásnak a kreatív zsenialitás az adott helyen és korban, és vajon hogyan kamatoztathatnánk a tanulságokat a jelenben. A zsenialitás földrajza provokatív és szórakoztató könyv, olyan szellemi kalandozás, amely megváltoztatja az alkotó zsenialitásra vonatkozó felfogásunkat, és elősegítheti a kreativitás kultúrájának kialakítását. A kreatív zsenialitás ugyanis nem magán-, hanem közügy; sőt nem egyszerűen genetikai kérdés, és még csak nem is a kemény munkához van köze, sokkal inkább egy olyan kultúra gyümölcseként kell értelmeznünk, amely ösztönzi az eredeti gondolkodást. Eric Weiner filozófus utazó, gyógyulófélben lévő elégedetlen, A boldog zarándok – Egy mogorva alak elindul, hogy felfedezze a világ legboldogabb helyeit című bestseller szerzője. Korábban az amerikai közszolgálati rádió, az NPR külföldi tudósítójaként dolgozott, írásai megjelentek a The New York Times, a Slate, a Quartz, a Los Angeles Times, a Foreign Policy, a BBC, az AFAR és a The Best American Travel Writing hasábjain. Washingtonban él.

Alexander McCall Smith - The ​Importance of Being Seven
Despite ​inhabiting a great city renowned for its impeccable restraint, the extended family of 44 Scotland Street is trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence. Matthew and Elspeth receive startling - and expensive - news on a visit to the Infirmary, Angus and Domenica are contemplating an Italian ménage a trois, and even Big Lou is overheard discussing cosmetic surgery. But when Bertie Pollock - six years old and impatient to be seven - mislays his meddling mother Irene one afternoon, a valuable lesson is learned: that wish-fulfilment is a dangerous business. Warm-hearted, wise and very funny, The Importance of Being Seven brings us a fresh and delightful set of insights into philosophy and fraternity among Edinburgh's most loveable residents.

Alexander McCall Smith - The ​Unbearable Lightness of Scones
To ​the casual observer, the great enlightened city of Edinburgh, home of no-nonsense philosophers and cream teas, might appear immune to the rollercoaster of strong emotions. But at 44 Scotland Street, as Matthew and Elspeth embark on the risky enterprise of married love, the raffish portrait painter Angus Lordie has a premonition of disaster. And soon enough Irene Pollock is shocked to learn that her small son Bertie harbours a highly unsuitable ambition; the gloriously vain Bruce discovers a wrinkle and confronts rejection; and Angus finds himself facing the grave consequences of unbridled bliss, not to mention a large Glaswegian gangster bearing gifts ...

Samantha Youngová - London ​Road
Johanna ​Walkerová nikdy nemyslela na seba. Nastal čas dopriať si kúsok šťastia. Johannu vníma okolie ako vypočítavú zlatokopku, ktorá sa ochotne vrhá do postele majetným chlapom a necháva sa vydržiavať. Vlastná matka ju považuje za neschopnú a žalostné je, že Jo, ako ju kamaráti oslovujú, postupne podľahne predsudkom a uverí im. Skrátka, nestojí za nič. Iba skutoční priatelia poznajú pravdu o jej nezávideniahodnom osude. Na Joiných pleciach vždy ležalo bremeno starostlivosti o rodinu, zvlášť mladšieho brata Cola. Jo pri rozhodovaní neustále prihliada na bratovu budúcnosť, dokonca aj pri výbere partnera. Nedopustí, aby jej braček dopadol v živote ako ona. Rozum však dostane košom, keď spozná Camerona MacCaba, sexi neviazaného barmana a kolegu. Príťažlivý Cam si však Jo zjavne zaškatuľkoval ako vypočítavú mrchu, a keď sa prisťahuje na London Road do bytu o poschodie nižšie, vyzerá to na poriadnu katastrofu. Ako sa jej teraz podarí ututlať zahanbujúcu pravdu o matke a potlačiť hriešne myšlienky na drzého, no atraktívneho Cama? Veď je zadaná! Z anglického originálu Down London Road (New American Library, New York, 2013) preložila Andrea Vargovčíková

Alexander McCall Smith - 44 ​Scotland Street
The ​story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them.

Alexander McCall Smith - Bertie’s ​Guide to Life and Mothers
As ​summer blooms in Edinburgh’s gardens and Bertie Pollock’s birthday appears on the horizon, all at 44 Scotland Street is not cake and sunshine. Newlywed Angus Lordie has been booked by his bride into what he must not call the loony bin; Bruce’s first encounter with hot wax brings more anguish than he bargained for; and Bertie’s birthday dreams of scout camp and a penknife look set to be replaced by a game of Royal Weddings and a gender-neutral doll. But fate, an amorous Bedouin and the Dubai Tourist Authority conspire to transport Bertie’s mother Irene to a warmer – if not a better – place, and once again in Scotland Street the triumph of human kindness over adversity gives cause for celebration.

Samantha Young - Down ​London Road
Johanna ​Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control.... It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly. But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try. Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets…even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.

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