At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances

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Random House, Inc.
Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment - Book 3

The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his long-suffering colleagues at the Institute of Romantic Philology in Germany.

Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due–a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.

In At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Professor Dr. von Igelfeld gets caught up in a nasty case of academic intrigue while on sabbatical at Cambridge. When he returns to Regensburg he is confronted with the thrilling news that someone from a foreign embassy has actually checked his masterwork, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, out of the Institute’s Library. As a result, he gets caught up in intrigue of a different sort on a visit to Bogota, Colombia.

Baker & Taylor
On sabbatical at Cambridge, Professor Dr. von Igelfeld becomes embroiled in a nasty case of academic intrigue and becomes caught up in skullduggery during his visit to Colombia, in a zany novel by the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2005
Edition: First Anchor Books edition
ISBN: 9781400095094
Branch Call Number: FIC McCall Smith, A 300.3 2005
Characteristics: 126 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McIntosh, Iain


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Aug 15, 2008

Just can't seem to get into this series like I did for the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency.


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