Edinburgh’s Isabel Dalhousie is back (nice chalk work!)

Date Published: 28th July 2020

Edinburgh’s Isabel Dalhousie is back in a new book published today, 28 July 2020 – a welcome treat for all! This is the thirteenth book on the Isabel Dalhousie series.

Throw off the (considerable) cares of the world for an hour or two in the company of a good friend – Isabel Dalhousie. The latest book from Alexander McCall Smith, with the wonderfully apt title in this time of physical distancing – The Geometry of Holding Hands, is now published and available in all of the newly re-opened bookshops across the country. If ever you needed a reason to revisit bookshops, let this book be it. Guaranteed to lift the mood.

Invites readers into a world of kindness, gentility and creature comforts – New York Times Book Review

A summer view from Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens looking up to the Castle.

Wondering what the correct running order is in this series?

The Isabel Dalhousie series from Alexander McCall Smith in order

  1. The Sunday Philosophy Club
  2. Friends Lovers Chocolate
  3. The Right Attitude to Rain
  4. The Careful Use of Compliments
  5. The Comfort of a Muddy Saturday
  6. The Lost Art of Gratitude
  7. The Charming Quirks of Others
  8. The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
  9. The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
  10. The Novel Habits of Happiness
  11. A Distant View of Everything
  12. The Quiet Side of Passion
  13. The Geometry of Hold Hands