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The exquisite art of getting even

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-2023
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The characters in this delightful book are pushed to the point of no return and seek retribution. But how we get even is not always the best road to redemption. On the island of Mull, it takes an incomer to make the locals realise that they need to take matters into their own hands to maintain the community's reputation. In 'The Principles of Soap' the value of friendship overcomes adversity and opportunistic nepotism. In suburban Edinburgh opposing neighbours find out the hard way that the best way to deal with a canine disturbance is not to bury one's head in the sand. And in the final tale we meet an author on the brink of public ruin who sees the error of his ways after an act of kindness saves the day. These four tales show that the exquisite art of getting even is a skill that sees kindness win over malice.
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The exquisite art of getting even / Alexander McCall Smith.
Edinburgh : Polygon, 2023.
200 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2022.
9781846976421 (pbk)
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