44 Scotland Street was a book group read. The host wanted something light for summer. I am glad she chose it because I really liked it. I’d only ever read one or two of Alexander McCall Smith’s Botswana books and didn’t even know about this series.
I think my favorite thing about the book was that it was written as a challenge by Armistead Maupin and the book reminded me a lot of Tales of the City.
We had the book group discussion about this on Thursday book and it seemed that everyone else enjoyed it too.
After finishing Garden Spells I was interested in finding out what happened to the family in the book so I read the sequel. Again — it was fine. Nothing lofty. Kept me interested.
(Enough to read another book by the author…)
I don’t remember how I came to find this book. I think it was available on the Libby app from the library and it sounded interesting.
It was fine. Not high literature, but I am too distracted these days for anything more lofty then chick-lit it seems.
I certainly liked it enough to read more of the author’s books.