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The careful use of compliments

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In addition to being the nosiest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet, Isabel is now a mother. Charlie, her newborn son, presents her with a myriad wonders of a new life, and doting father Jamie presents her with an intriguing proposal: marriage. In the midst of all this, she receives a disturbing letter announcing that she has been ousted as editor of the Review of Applied Ethics by the ambitious Professor Dove. None of these things, however, in any way diminishes Isabel's curiosity. And when she attends an art auction, she finds an irresistible puzzle: two paintings attributed to a now-deceased artist appear on the market at the same time, and both of them exhibit some unusual characteristics. Are these paintings forgeries? This proves to be sufficient fodder for Isabel's inquisitiveness. So she begins an investigation... and soon finds herself diverging from her philosophical musings about fatherhood onto a path that leads her into the mysteries of the art world and the soul of an artist.
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seriesIsabel Dalhousie mysteries
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subject_facetArt -- Forgeries
Art -- Forgeries -- Fiction
Art dealers
Art dealers -- Fiction
Dalhousie, Isabel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Dalhousie, Isabel -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Fiction
Large type books
Mystery fiction
Scotland -- Fiction
Women editors
Women editors -- Fiction
title_displayThe careful use of compliments
title_fullThe Careful Use of Compliments
The careful use of compliments / Alexander McCall Smith
The careful use of compliments [electronic resource] McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
The careful use of compliments [text (large print)] / by Alexander McCall Smith
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Art dealers
Dalhousie, Isabel
Dalhousie, Isabel (Fictitious character)
Fiction
Forgeries
Literature
Mystery
Women editors