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The quiet side of passion

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-2018
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The nursery gate is a good place for parents to meet one another. As the mother of two small children, Isabel finds herself enlarging her circle of friends to include other parents. She meets Patricia, an Irishwoman, a musician and the single mother of a small boy called Basil Phelps. Isabel hears from her husband, Jamie, that this child is allegedly the unacknowledged son of a well-known Edinburgh organist, Basil Phelps. Patricia takes to Isabel, but Isabel is suspicious - there is something about Patricia that she does not quite like, but, with her usual attention to moral obligation, she does her best to be civil and supportive. That is until she sees Patricia with a mysterious, freckled man. Isabel gets it into her head that this is Patricia's lover, and that he must be the real father of young Basil. When further discoveries are made, everything is turned on its head.
Main title:
The quiet side of passion / Alexander McCall Smith.
Imprint:
London : Little, Brown, 2018.
Collation:
277 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781408709429 (hbk)
Dewey class:
823.92FICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
2676091
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