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Chance Developments: Stories (edició 2016)

de Alexander McCall Smith (Autor)

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"While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith"--… (més)
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Títol:Chance Developments: Stories
Autors:Alexander McCall Smith (Autor)
Informació:Pantheon (2016), 256 pages
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This was a creative idea and, on top of that, a fun to explore physical copy. But the stories didn't ever grab me and pull me in(and I started them all). ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
Alexander McCall Smith continues to surprise me. I read few story collections as I prefer the duration and depth of novels; seeing the development of characters and plot.

I found 2 of the 4 stories in 'Chance Developments' to be excellent, the third is good, and the first ok but it concluded too soon! I wanted to know more about Flora and what the future holds for her.

While reading the 2 excellent stories: The Women with the Beautiful Car and He Wanted to Believe in Tenderness I felt I was reading novels, especially with He Wanted to Believe in Tenderness. McCall Smith managed to incoporate significant details about each character's history and experience as well as describing their families, their feelings, hopes, adding richness. Additionally he manipulated time brilliantly making the story appear to be longer.

These stories are very different than 2 of his series I've completed to date: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the 44 Scotland Street series. These stories are serious and clearly more sophisticated than the 2 series. But all have love in common!
  Bookish59 | Aug 12, 2020 |
What a beautiful book to look at! I love the cover, with contents so wonderfully packaged and those five black and white photos, a touching reminder of the past. The whole idea of imagining the stories behind these photos was clever. The book was just delightful. Each story was so lovely and I found myself taking it slow, enjoying each journey as it came. Each story was unique ... I have no favourites. Loved them all. ( )
  Carole888 | Feb 3, 2019 |
Five lovely stories imagined from five old black & white photos.AMS is a master of story telling.i particularly enjoyed the one about the Irish schoolteacher who ‘snares’ the rich man’s daughter with a devilish trick. ( )
  jimrbrown | Aug 19, 2018 |
Love stories based on random old photos not
selected by the author. Not his best. ( )
  triscuit | Apr 25, 2018 |
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"While gathering material for a photography book about Edinburgh, Alexander McCall Smith found himself inspired to create stories about the people captured in a number of particularly striking photos. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection is brimming with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith"--

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