By Alexander McCall Smith
Isabel Dalhousie now has a moment baby - one other boy, Magnus. He comes domestic together with her first and foremost of the publication and he or she discovers that Charlie is way from delighted. He sees little need for a brand new baby.
In Cat's delicatessen, Isabel meets a lady with whom she were in class. This girl, Bea Shand, is named an enthusiastic match-maker. She is particularly nervous, although, as she has brought a lady she is familiar with to a plastic general practitioner who's now defined by way of one other pal as a gold-digger. This different buddy unearths that the health care provider has a foul tune list: he has been concerned with a sequence of well-off ladies and has succeeded in isolating a couple of then from their cash. Bea asks Isabel to enquire; she herself attempted to warn her good friend of the chance she used to be in yet was once rebuffed badly.
Isabel starts off to make enquiries. firstly the trend that emerges confirms her friend's dire prognosis, yet as issues improve it emerges that not just is the general practitioner blameless, yet he himself is the only in danger!
In the interim, as a sub-plot, Isabel unearths that the guy who warned her of the surgeon's proclivities, is taking an curiosity in her (Isabel). He seems to be passionate about her; she attempts to break out from him yet discovers that she has inadvertently given Jamie grounds to think that she (Isabel) is having an affair. this is often awkward, yet is resolved satisfactorily.
Her ultimate end: match-make at one's peril. by no means inform humans half-truths for paternalistic purposes. brain your personal enterprise (a lesson that Isabel by no means turns out to learn).
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