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Your Inner Hedgehog by Alexander McCall Smith

Your Inner Hedgehog: A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment

Alexander McCall Smith

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Imprint: Little, Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 29 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781408713686

The latest instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's hilarious von Igelfeld series

4 stars out of 5
12 Mar 2021

"captures absurdities with a gentle lampooning that we laugh at while perhaps also recognising such tendencies in ourselves"

Outside the main action are further delights – the tales of a maiden aunt’s nursing home travails and an unfortunate dachshund with one leg, who utilises a trolley to get around. Those within the institute do indeed enjoy a cloistered and privileged existence, but there are no real villains here, just a gentle and witty delight at human frailties. As such, Your Inner Hedgehog might be just the antidote we need to the constant real world cacophony of hyperbolic argument and mud-slinging that seems to surround every debate on every issue.