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My Italian Bulldozer
My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel | Alexander McCall Smith
From one of our most beloved and best-selling authors: a hilarious new stand-alone novel about one man's misadventures in travel and romance in the Italian countryside. When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook, he expects it to be the perfect escape from stressful city life. But when he arrives, things quickly take a turn for the worse. His hired car is nowhere to be found, and with no record of a reservation at the car-rental counter and no other cars are available, it appears that Paul will be stuck at the airportthat is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts, and so begins a series of laugh-out-loud adventures as he trundles through the Tuscan countryside. A story of unexpected circumstances and making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm and witty read guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
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Mehso-so

I found this on a cozy-mystery-recommendations-list. I have read The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by McCall Smith, so I gave it a go without further research. I read page after page, waiting for the mystery to happen. And then the book was over. I cannot say, I did not enjoy it, it was just that I expected something completely different.

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I have stacked my e-reader for the next month and it makes me SO EXCITED! #yaybooks

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Laura317
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What a sweet read! There is such a sense of place and people in this book. Like other books of AMS, this one is gentle. Recommended.

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Joanne1
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Pickpick

Great, funny, light and quirky read.

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Laura317
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I love anything by this author. Starting this via Libby. @Joanne1 ‘s post brought this to my attention.

Joanne1 It‘s such a lovely, sweet book. Hope you enjoy! 11mo
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Joanne1
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A tour of Tuscany in the only rental available, a huge yellow bulldozer! This is a light, funny audio perfect for very early morning commutes when the brain is still warming up for the day.

Laura317 Can‘t really go wrong with Alexander McCall Smith! 11mo
Joanne1 @Laura317 true. He‘s one of my go to authors when I need a reliable good, easy read. 11mo
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AnnieReads
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Enjoying this one while Esme relaxes on my lap.

MaleficentBookDragon Those eyes 😻 11mo
Smrloomis What a cutie! 🧡 11mo
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lauralovesbooks1
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Delightfully charming. And now I want to travel to Tuscany.

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Jen2
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Very sweet as all his books are!

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wordrevel
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My Italian Bulldozer is about a food writer who travels to Italy to finish his latest book. When he arrives in Pisa, his rental car is nowhere to be found. He end ups driving through Tuscany to Montalcino on a bulldozer.

It wasn‘t as outrageously funny as I had expected. Instead, it was rather laid back. I enjoyed imagining the scenery. The various encounters were engaging as well.

More detailed review on my blog: http://bit.ly/WRmibams

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PolaroidPoet
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My book club met for wine and painting following the reading of our current book. We painted a Tuscan scene from our story. Such a fun group of readers! P.S. this was my first time and painting is way harder than it looks 😂 #paintandsip #bookclub

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Jadams1776
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This book is so sweet. When Paul flies to Italy to finish his regional food and wine book, things don't go exactly as planned. The only vehicle he can find to rent is a bulldozer. Astride this massive vehicle, Paul learns to roll with the punches, enjoy the journey, and follow his heart. Alexander McCall Smith's vivid descriptions make me want to drop everything and travel to this remote village.

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PolaroidPoet
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#truth Love this book so far...

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Jadams1776
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I love this ❤️

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Jadams1776
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Made a stop at the library on the way home. New (to me) authors, plus continuing Blue Exorcist (and I even got the right number this time!!!!) Time to settle down with a cup of hot chocolate and dig in!

TricksyTails I love Blue Exorcist! Kuro is my favorite 😻 2y
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Booksnchill
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Delightful as all Alexander McCall Smith‘s books are - this one set in Montalcino where writer Paul Stewart goes after his girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. The usual delightful assortment of eccentric but loveable characters and the Italian countryside, food and wine- a lovely 6 hour listen in the car!

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Booksnchill
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My new companion on my commute!

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BookishMe
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Holy Fool... Patron Saint of Fools

The whimsical lines of Alexander Mccall Smith never fail to delight

Libby1 I love this one! 3y
BookishMe @Libby1 me too! :D 3y
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BookishMe
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That is why the artist will always be happy - no matter how the world treats him. If he knows that what he creates is good, then he can bear the indifference of others.

Doppio and book for this Monday morning... (Should try to squeeze that bike ride as desired)

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BookishMe
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Beginning this long love-letter to 🇮🇹...

Libby1 I loved this one. 3y
BookishMe @Libby1 it's been a while since I last read Mccall Smith... Looking forward to be tickled ;D 3y
Libby1 He is one of my favourites, @BookishMe . Enjoy! 😊 3y
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BookishMe @Libby1 mine too. Mma Ramotswe is my role model. Will resume his other series soon 3y
Libby1 Yes, I think someone should make bracelets that say "WWMRD?" - What Would Mma Ramotswe Do? 3y
BookishMe @Libby1 what an AWESOME IDEA! 3y
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Libby1
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I read everything this man writes.

His books bring joy and humour into my life. The stories may sometimes be frothy and tinged with absurdity (which I LOVE), but they are always real and human and kind.

I preceded this book with The Yellow Wallpaper and The Road so I was in need of some Italian sunshine.

And I added the typewriter because Yellow.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (because it made me happy)

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Libby1
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#BookAndAFaveSnack
#ReadJanuary

@RealLifeReading

My son and I shared croissants today. He did his homework. I dreamt of Italy. The cafe unknowingly colour coordinated their plates with my book. 🙂

Suzze The colors are so close! What are the chances? 3y
Libby1 @Suzze - I know! Looks like I planned it. 3y
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BookNAround
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Was going to wait and read this closer to its pub date but it just kept calling to me. And yes, for the eagle-eyed, this is a very old globe. My grandfather made the beautiful stand it's in and I inherited it from him.

Libby1 I love the book and the globe. He is one of my favourite authors. 3y
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Viyan
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#DauntBooks is on my must-visit bookshop list when in London. The book selection and amazing interior makes it super hard to leave without at least 3 books and a new canvas bag! #getindie

Libby1 I love Daunt! It is a beautiful place. I used to live near London. 3y
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