One City

One City❮Read❯ ➳ One City Author Alexander McCall Smith – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Scotland s capital city enjoys immense international prestige for its cultural and artistic excellence, but it is also a city of stark contrasts Edinburgh is the inspiration for this humorous and imag Scotland s capital city enjoys immense international prestige for its cultural and artistic excellence, but it is also a city of stark contrasts Edinburgh is the inspiration for this humorous and imaginative short story collection from three of its finest contemporary writersAlexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin and Irvine Welsh offer radically different takes on Edinburgh life a homesick biologist from Delhi comes to a startling conclusion two Homeless World Cup players become entangled in a magical world of illusion and tiger related mayhem breaks out in MurrayfieldJK Rowling introduces these intriguing perspectives with a thoughtful account of her move to Edinburgh and her life there I am proud to live here, and proud that my home city is committed to becoming a inclusive place OneCity Trust seeks to unify I cannot think of a better goal, for Edinburgh, Scotland or the world All proceeds from the book will go to the OneCity Trust, which campaigns for social justice in Edinburgh. a short sweet book , with a glimpse of humor Contains 3 shorts stories by different authors my favorite was certainly The Unfortunate Fate of Kitty Da Silva This book was created to raise money for Edinburgh s OneCity Trust, a charity committed to supporting projects and ideas that will tackle social injustice and inequality in the city The proceeds from this book go towards literacy and educational themed projects J.K Rowling wrote the introduction.Each of the three authors wrote a short story set in Edinburgh The stories are engaging, with interesting characters and a glimpse of the city McCall Smith s story has an immigrant to the city as th This book was created to raise money for Edinburgh s OneCity Trust, a charity committed to supporting projects and ideas that will tackle social injustice and inequality in the city The proceeds from this book go towards literacy and educational themed projects J.K Rowling wrote the introduction.Each of the three authors wrote a short story set in Edinburgh The stories are engaging, with interesting characters and a glimpse of the city McCall Smith s story has an immigrant to the city as the narrator and shows someone adjusting to a new place and culture Rankin s has a person on the edge, hanging on and trying to show his individuality Welsh s story followed a number of characters through a surreal set of incidents surrounding an animal I would say they all had a touch of humour to them that made theminteresting to me There is also an interesting, perhaps subtle link between the stories.A great book, for a great cause I am really pleased that I found a copy of this book, not only did I get it for a really cheap price, but just looking at the line up of the authors, I knew what to expect.Here are the three short stories in the book The Unfortunate Fate of Kitty Da Silva by Alexander McCall Smith I rate it 5 5 For me, this one s the best among the three Effortlessly beautiful Showtime by Ian Rankin 3.8 5 It s quite mind boggling and clever, actually.Murrayfield you re having a laugh by Irvine Welsh It s a I am really pleased that I found a copy of this book, not only did I get it for a really cheap price, but just looking at the line up of the authors, I knew what to expect.Here are the three short stories in the book The Unfortunate Fate of Kitty Da Silva by Alexander McCall Smith I rate it 5 5 For me, this one s the best among the three Effortlessly beautiful Showtime by Ian Rankin 3.8 5 It s quite mind boggling and clever, actually.Murrayfield you re having a laugh by Irvine Welsh It s a 4 5 Of course, I laughed And yes, it made me read out loud, pronouncing some of the words as how it was written Irvine Welsh just makes you a Scot The story was ridiculously horrid and funny and in your face real.I haven t been to Scotland or any country other than my own, the Philippines But OneCity showed some of Edinburgh s side that is very similar to my country s capital city, Manila Aye, mibbee we aw have an Edinburgh whereiver we live, eh I ve had this book on my wishlist for so long probably since it came out I finally bought a copy andmeh.I lived in Edinburgh for a while, hence my interest And, while it was fun to recognize some of the areas mentioned in these three short stories, I didn t love them Short stories are hard By the time you get invested in the characters, the story has ended Not a bad collection of short stories I finished them all The cross cultural romance, the magician, the tiger Yes, a tiger in E I ve had this book on my wishlist for so long probably since it came out I finally bought a copy andmeh.I lived in Edinburgh for a while, hence my interest And, while it was fun to recognize some of the areas mentioned in these three short stories, I didn t love them Short stories are hard By the time you get invested in the characters, the story has ended Not a bad collection of short stories I finished them all The cross cultural romance, the magician, the tiger Yes, a tiger in EdinburghI don t know what that was about I particularly liked the first story, but was disappointed with the other two. lovely book of short stories worth a read three views of Edinburgh today 3 short stories by Edinburgh authors in support of OneCity Trust set in Edinburgh I wanted to read this because of McCall Smith s part in it but I think I enjoyed Ian Rankin s . This slim volume was produced to aid the trust set up to try to give people with unequal access to Edinburgh s facilities social justice Three of Edinburgh s famous contemporary writers pledged the proceeds of the book to the fund.The stories deal with characters who for various reasons are not equal in their Edinburgh lives The AMS story is first and was the one I enjoyed most It concerns an Indian who has moved to Edinbugh from India as a doctor, an achiver, but never the less feels wary This slim volume was produced to aid the trust set up to try to give people with unequal access to Edinburgh s facilities social justice Three of Edinburgh s famous contemporary writers pledged the proceeds of the book to the fund.The stories deal with characters who for various reasons are not equal in their Edinburgh lives The AMS story is first and was the one I enjoyed most It concerns an Indian who has moved to Edinbugh from India as a doctor, an achiver, but never the less feels wary of taking what he is told at face value, and erects a barrier to becoming better acquainted with people.The Ian Rankin story is the longest, but felt thinner than the AMS one to me Its central character is an out of work man who sells the Big Issue and his meeting with his Russian counterpart It is skillfully crafted.The third, by Irvin Welsh ostensibly about a tiger on the loose, features council house deprived people and a man with money but no moral values It did not engage me at all, and seemed beyond the realms of reality, whereas the other two had the sound of sense and possibility It was a quick read, the stories support a good cause, but I found them a bit unsatisfying, as I prefer the development of character that only really normally flourishes in a novel A collection of three short stories by authors from Edinburgh, with an introduction by J.K Rowling, who has lived in Edinburgh almost her entire adult life The book was written as a fundraiser for the One City Trust, which works to alleviate the problems of social exclusion in Edinburgh I thought the collection was quite good All three stories have something to do with tigers in one way or another The first story has a twist related to a tiger the second has a character named Tiger an A collection of three short stories by authors from Edinburgh, with an introduction by J.K Rowling, who has lived in Edinburgh almost her entire adult life The book was written as a fundraiser for the One City Trust, which works to alleviate the problems of social exclusion in Edinburgh I thought the collection was quite good All three stories have something to do with tigers in one way or another The first story has a twist related to a tiger the second has a character named Tiger and the third involves a tiger on the loose in Edinburgh I ve read books by all three of these authors and I enjoy them all I saw Alexander McCall Smith s books on a table labeled easy lit recently and I suppose you could categorize his stories this way I find his writing very enjoyable and usually a very fast read, which I suppose you could say qualifies it as easy although I also find it intelligent and quite witty The books I ve read of his are from the 44 Scotland Street series so I don t know about the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency I enjoy Ian Rankin s style, too, and I found his story quite clever Irvine Welsh s story is rather graphic and gory but funny at the same time

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    Paperback ¶ One City MOBI ¿ MurrayfieldJK Rowling introduces these intriguing perspectives with a thoughtful account of her move to Edinburgh and her life there I am proud to live here, and proud that my home city is committed to becoming a inclusive place OneCity Trust seeks to unify I cannot think of a better goal, for Edinburgh, Scotland or the world All proceeds from the book will go to the OneCity Trust, which campaigns for social justice in Edinburgh. a short sweet book , with a glimpse of humor Contains 3 shorts stories by different authors my favorite was certainly The Unfortunate Fate of Kitty Da Silva This book was created to raise money for Edinburgh s OneCity Trust, a charity committed to supporting projects and ideas that will tackle social injustice and inequality in the city The proceeds from this book go towards literacy and educational themed projects J.K Rowling wrote the introduction.Each of the three authors wrote a short story set in Edinburgh The stories are engaging, with interesting characters and a glimpse of the city McCall Smith s story has an immigrant to the city as th This book was created to raise money for Edinburgh s OneCity Trust, a charity committed to supporting projects and ideas that will tackle social injustice and inequality in the city The proceeds from this book go towards literacy and educational themed projects J.K Rowling wrote the introduction.Each of the three authors wrote a short story set in Edinburgh The stories are engaging, with interesting characters and a glimpse of the city McCall Smith s story has an immigrant to the city as the narrator and shows someone adjusting to a new place and culture Rankin s has a person on the edge, hanging on and trying to show his individuality Welsh s story followed a number of characters through a surreal set of incidents surrounding an animal I would say they all had a touch of humour to them that made theminteresting to me There is also an interesting, perhaps subtle link between the stories.A great book, for a great cause I am really pleased that I found a copy of this book, not only did I get it for a really cheap price, but just looking at the line up of the authors, I knew what to expect.Here are the three short stories in the book The Unfortunate Fate of Kitty Da Silva by Alexander McCall Smith I rate it 5 5 For me, this one s the best among the three Effortlessly beautiful Showtime by Ian Rankin 3.8 5 It s quite mind boggling and clever, actually.Murrayfield you re having a laugh by Irvine Welsh It s a I am really pleased that I found a copy of this book, not only did I get it for a really cheap price, but just looking at the line up of the authors, I knew what to expect.Here are the three short stories in the book The Unfortunate Fate of Kitty Da Silva by Alexander McCall Smith I rate it 5 5 For me, this one s the best among the three Effortlessly beautiful Showtime by Ian Rankin 3.8 5 It s quite mind boggling and clever, actually.Murrayfield you re having a laugh by Irvine Welsh It s a 4 5 Of course, I laughed And yes, it made me read out loud, pronouncing some of the words as how it was written Irvine Welsh just makes you a Scot The story was ridiculously horrid and funny and in your face real.I haven t been to Scotland or any country other than my own, the Philippines But OneCity showed some of Edinburgh s side that is very similar to my country s capital city, Manila Aye, mibbee we aw have an Edinburgh whereiver we live, eh I ve had this book on my wishlist for so long probably since it came out I finally bought a copy andmeh.I lived in Edinburgh for a while, hence my interest And, while it was fun to recognize some of the areas mentioned in these three short stories, I didn t love them Short stories are hard By the time you get invested in the characters, the story has ended Not a bad collection of short stories I finished them all The cross cultural romance, the magician, the tiger Yes, a tiger in E I ve had this book on my wishlist for so long probably since it came out I finally bought a copy andmeh.I lived in Edinburgh for a while, hence my interest And, while it was fun to recognize some of the areas mentioned in these three short stories, I didn t love them Short stories are hard By the time you get invested in the characters, the story has ended Not a bad collection of short stories I finished them all The cross cultural romance, the magician, the tiger Yes, a tiger in EdinburghI don t know what that was about I particularly liked the first story, but was disappointed with the other two. lovely book of short stories worth a read three views of Edinburgh today 3 short stories by Edinburgh authors in support of OneCity Trust set in Edinburgh I wanted to read this because of McCall Smith s part in it but I think I enjoyed Ian Rankin s . This slim volume was produced to aid the trust set up to try to give people with unequal access to Edinburgh s facilities social justice Three of Edinburgh s famous contemporary writers pledged the proceeds of the book to the fund.The stories deal with characters who for various reasons are not equal in their Edinburgh lives The AMS story is first and was the one I enjoyed most It concerns an Indian who has moved to Edinbugh from India as a doctor, an achiver, but never the less feels wary This slim volume was produced to aid the trust set up to try to give people with unequal access to Edinburgh s facilities social justice Three of Edinburgh s famous contemporary writers pledged the proceeds of the book to the fund.The stories deal with characters who for various reasons are not equal in their Edinburgh lives The AMS story is first and was the one I enjoyed most It concerns an Indian who has moved to Edinbugh from India as a doctor, an achiver, but never the less feels wary of taking what he is told at face value, and erects a barrier to becoming better acquainted with people.The Ian Rankin story is the longest, but felt thinner than the AMS one to me Its central character is an out of work man who sells the Big Issue and his meeting with his Russian counterpart It is skillfully crafted.The third, by Irvin Welsh ostensibly about a tiger on the loose, features council house deprived people and a man with money but no moral values It did not engage me at all, and seemed beyond the realms of reality, whereas the other two had the sound of sense and possibility It was a quick read, the stories support a good cause, but I found them a bit unsatisfying, as I prefer the development of character that only really normally flourishes in a novel A collection of three short stories by authors from Edinburgh, with an introduction by J.K Rowling, who has lived in Edinburgh almost her entire adult life The book was written as a fundraiser for the One City Trust, which works to alleviate the problems of social exclusion in Edinburgh I thought the collection was quite good All three stories have something to do with tigers in one way or another The first story has a twist related to a tiger the second has a character named Tiger an A collection of three short stories by authors from Edinburgh, with an introduction by J.K Rowling, who has lived in Edinburgh almost her entire adult life The book was written as a fundraiser for the One City Trust, which works to alleviate the problems of social exclusion in Edinburgh I thought the collection was quite good All three stories have something to do with tigers in one way or another The first story has a twist related to a tiger the second has a character named Tiger and the third involves a tiger on the loose in Edinburgh I ve read books by all three of these authors and I enjoy them all I saw Alexander McCall Smith s books on a table labeled easy lit recently and I suppose you could categorize his stories this way I find his writing very enjoyable and usually a very fast read, which I suppose you could say qualifies it as easy although I also find it intelligent and quite witty The books I ve read of his are from the 44 Scotland Street series so I don t know about the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency I enjoy Ian Rankin s style, too, and I found his story quite clever Irvine Welsh s story is rather graphic and gory but funny at the same time "/>
  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • One City
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • English
  • 01 December 2018
  • 1904598749