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Corduroy mansions
Alexander McCall Smith
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Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the Sunday Philosophy Club series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie and The 44 Scotland Street Series. He has received numerous awards, including The Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award and the 2004 United Kingdom's Author of the Year Award. His book, The Full Cupboard of Life, received the Saga Award for Wit in the United Kingdom. In 2007, he received a CBE for his services in literature. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters William French
Male
Age: 51
Widower
Lives on a genteel, crumbling mansion block; wine merchant; trying to convince his twenty-four year old son to move out; has a terrier named Freddie de la Hay.
Merchant

Dee
Female
William's neighbor; works at a vitamin shop.
Store employee

Jenny
Female
Dee's roommate; works for Oedipus.
Assistant

Marcia
Female
Has a crush on William.
Boutique owner

Oedipus Snark
Male
Member of Parliament.
Parliament member

Berthea Snark
Female
Mother
Oedipus' mother; writing her son's biography.
Writer

Barbara Ragg
Female
Oedipus' girlfriend; longs to be married.
Literary agent



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