Love in the Time of Bertie

Love in the Time of Bertie

ISBN: 9780593468449
Publisher: Anchor Books (Penguin Random House)
Publication Date: 22 February 2022


A 44 Scotland Street Novel.

Life for Bertie seems to be moving at a pace that is rather out of his control. Upstairs, at 44 Scotland Street, his father Stuart is powerless to stop over-bearing Irene and her determination that Bertie will travel to deepest, coldest Aberdeen on a three-month sojourn. Can his friend Ranald Braveheart Macpherson save the day? And can the boys execute a great escape? Meanwhile, further up in the New Town, Bruce Anderson’s property development plans are thwarted by a sudden crisis of conscience that leads to a shocking revelation. And, in Big Lou’s cafe, it seems that love might blossom at last.
Warm hearted, humorous and always wonderfully wise, Love in the Time of Bertie offers philosophical insight as well as sartorial elegance. There are tribulations as well as celebrations in this the next instalment in the 44 Scotland Street series.


The 44 Scotland Street door-knocker as it appears in The Scotsman newspaper


“A landmark 15th volume in what is the world’s longest running serial novel…Delightful!”
Sunday Post
” It’s easy to understand why the series has gained such a following, with beautifully realised characters and a quiet charm that draws you in.”
Undiscovered Scotland