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Pianos and flowers : brief encounters of the romantic kind, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
Pianos and flowers : brief encounters of the romantic kind
Title
Pianos and flowers
Title remainder
brief encounters of the romantic kind
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. What must it have been like to be them? We hold our breath for them. Our heart beats faster for them. We look again at the photograph in a new light, and say Yes, it might have happened just like that. This journey of exploration takes us to some exotic places. We share the lives of three sisters, brought up in Penang. We read of what happened to them, and to their Chinese neighbors caught in the tides of war. We see a group of small boys in a Glasgow slum, their young lives stunted by poverty, and hear how life worked out in contrasting ways for them. We follow a young woman's search for love in the unlikely realm of Egyptian antiquities. And through all of these photographs, and all of these stories, there runs the same refrain: the possibilities of love, of friendship, of happiness lie before us. There are big stories in these simple pictures. At first glance the photographs may seem unexceptional: the mere freezing of a moment in time. But delve deeper and you will realize that these photographs speak volumes"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C326
LC item number
A6 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
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  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
  • McCall Smith, Alexander
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antiquities
  • London (England)
  • Love
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Pianos and flowers : brief encounters of the romantic kind, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh in 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Zeugma
  • Urchins
  • St. John's wort
  • Blackmail
  • Pogo sticks and man with bicycle
  • La plage
  • Pianos and flowers
  • I'd cry buckets
  • Sphinx
  • Maternal designs
  • The dwarf tale-teller of the Romanian Rom
  • Duty
  • Iron jelloids
  • Students
Control code
on1141021189
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
ix, 179 pages
Isbn
9780593315750
Lccn
2019056942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1141021189
  • (OCoLC)1141021189
Label
Pianos and flowers : brief encounters of the romantic kind, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh in 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Zeugma
  • Urchins
  • St. John's wort
  • Blackmail
  • Pogo sticks and man with bicycle
  • La plage
  • Pianos and flowers
  • I'd cry buckets
  • Sphinx
  • Maternal designs
  • The dwarf tale-teller of the Romanian Rom
  • Duty
  • Iron jelloids
  • Students
Control code
on1141021189
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
ix, 179 pages
Isbn
9780593315750
Lccn
2019056942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1141021189
  • (OCoLC)1141021189

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