Portuguese irregular verbs : Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld Series, Book 1. / Alexander Mccall Smith.
- ISBN: 9780307427298 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: New York : Anchor, 2007.
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|Summary, etc.:|| PORTUGUESE IRREGULAR VERBS - Book 1 The Portuguese Irregular Verbs series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his long-suffering colleagues at the Institute of Romantic Philology in Germany. Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due-a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray. In Portuguese Irregular Verbs, Professor Dr von Igelfeld learns to play tennis, and forces a college chum to enter...
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