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The forgotten affairs of youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel

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Grouping Titleforgotten affairs of youth
Grouping Authoralexander mccall smith
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective. Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction's most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life's questions, large and small.

In this latest installment of the beloved Isabel Dalhousie series, our inquisitive heroine helps a new friend discover the identity of her father.

Isabel and her fiancé know who they are and where they come from. But not everybody is so fortunate. Jane Cooper, a visiting Australian philosopher on sabbatical in Edinburgh, has more questions than answers. Adopted at birth, Jane is trying to find her biological father, but all she knows about him is that he was a student in Edinburgh years ago. When she asks for Isabel's help in this seemingly impossible search . . . well, of course Isabel obliges.

But Isabel also manages to find time for her own concerns: her young son, Charlie, already walking and talking; her housekeeper, Grace, whose spiritualist has lately been doubling as a financial advisor; her niece Cat's latest relationship; and the pressing question of when and how Isabel and Jamie should finally get married.

Should the forgotten affairs of youth be left in the past, or can the memories help us understand the present? In her inimitable way, Isabel leads us to a new understanding of the meaning of family.

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seriesIsabel Dalhousie mysteries
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subject_facetDalhousie, Isabel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Women philosophers -- Fiction
title_displayThe forgotten affairs of youth
title_fullThe Forgotten Affairs of Youth
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth : An Isabel Dalhousie Novel McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
The forgotten affairs of youth / Alexander McCall Smith
The forgotten affairs of youth [sound recording] / Alexander Mccall Smith
title_shortThe forgotten affairs of youth
title_subAn Isabel Dalhousie Novel
topic_facetDalhousie, Isabel (Fictitious character)
Women philosophers