Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (4)

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Knopf Canada, Jan 1, 2013 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of the highly regarded Portuguese Irregular Verbs (200 LTD copies sold!) and a pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg, finds that life is very difficult these days. His academic rival (and owner of a one-legged dachsund) Detlev-Amadeus Unterholzer has been winning undeserved recognition. With help from the matchmaking Ophelia Prinzel, he stumbles towards a romance with Frau Benz, a charming widow who owns her very own Schloss and a fleet of handsome cars. While on the annual student study retreat in the Alps, von Igelfeld fearlessly plunges 3,000 feet into mountaineering history, only to suffer the ignominy of giving inspirational lectures about the experience. And at a dinner party, he is the only kind soul who can aid the aforementioned unfortunate dachshund, whose sticky wheels are in need of lubrication.

 

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User Review  - ratastrophe - LibraryThing

This has been my favorite book thus far in the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series; Professor Dr von Igelfeld is more of a sympathetic figure while still managing to do absolutely everything wrong. He ... Read full review

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User Review  - BrianEWilliams - LibraryThing

This is a chatty and entertaining book ---not heavy reading for sure, and actually quite humourous. Professor von Igenfeld is the protagonist of this and three earlier books in the series. This is one ... Read full review

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ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana.


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