The 21/2 Pillars Of Wisdom Paperback / softback
Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour.
The delightful result is a creation of comic genius.
For in the unnaturally tall form of Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspecteur Clouseau's hapless gaucherie. Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, a world he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer.
Their unlikely adventures are described in three deliciously funny instalments: Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 11/11/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780349118505