Pianos and flowers brief encounters of the romantic kind
—McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Large Print
2021
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"A delightful compendium of short stories inspired by images in the renowned photographic archive of The Sunday Times. A picture can paint a thousand words, but what about a vintage photograph? In 2015 Alexander McCall Smith wrote a book entitled Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories, in which he imagined the stories behind five chanced-upon black and white photographs. Who were those people, why were they smiling, what made them sad? He so enjoyed the experience that when The Sunday Times generously offered him access to their early 20th century photograph archive he jumped at the opportunity."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Photographs -- Fiction.
Genre:
Large type books.
Short stories.
Other Authors:
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- Short stories. Selections.
ISBN:
9780593294000
0593294009
Edition:
First large print edition.
Description:
258 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 21 cm
large print.
Notes:
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Polygon Books, an imprint of Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh, in 2019"--Title page verso.
Short stories.
Contents:
Pianos and flowers
I'd cry buckets
Sphinx
Maternal designs
The dwarf tale-teller of the Romanian Rom
Duty
Iron jelloids
Students
Zeugma
Urchins
St John's wort
Blackmail
Pogo sticks and man with bicycle
La plage.
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