At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances


At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

"At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances" is the name of a book by Scottish author and academic Alexander McCall Smith, relating further matters in the life of the main character, Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld.

The Professor is a troubled German academic whose life's achievement is the (fictional) book, "Portuguese Irregular Verbs".

The book relates details of his troubled relationships with the other major characters of the book series, Professor Dr Dr ("honoris causa") Florianus Prinzel and Professor Dr Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer, all at the fictional Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, Germany; and, especially, his birthday, saving people's life, Colombia, and annoying others.

The book is two long stories, and reviewers say they can be read separately from the other books and each other.

The illustrations are by Iain McIntosh.

Book Series

This is one book of a series:
* "Portuguese Irregular Verbs" (2003)
* "The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs" (2003)
* "At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances" (2003)

External links

* [http://www.randomhouse.com/features/mccallsmith/ Author's page at Random House publishers]


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