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August 23, 2014

9781846973000FATTY O’LEARY’S dinner Party by Alexander McCall Smith

It takes a lot to get under the skin of Cornelius. Fatty O’Leary, but then there is a lot of skin to get under.

The heroically proportioned Fatty can normally take life as it comes. Right at home in easy-going Fayetteville, Arkansas, he is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Betty, and likes nothing better than the company of good friends Tubby O Rourke and Porky Flanagan.

But when Fatty and Betty head off to Ireland on a trip of a lifetime, they find that they have left their comfort zone far behind. Calamity and mayhem ensure as one mishap after other befalls the beleaguered couple.

Can Fatty’s broad shoulders take the strain or will he suffer one indignity too many? Will he get his just deserts, or just deserts?

A small hardback quick read 174 page

My Review

What I love about Alexander McCall Smith’s new hardback novel,  is that it is a very small hardback book in size that will fit into any handbag for readers to take away as a holiday read, and the story is a short novel with only 174 pages.

I totally loved reading Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party novel. I have become a fan of Alexander McCall Smith’s book since reading The Forever Girl.
Fatty O’Leary is a very large American man who is married to his wife Betty. But when Fatty and Betty head of to Ireland for a trip of a lifetime, Fatty is put through a series of embarrassing disasters one after the other. 
What readers can expect from Fatty O’Leary’s dinner party is that it is full of humour and a must read short novel. 
I highly recommend Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party to all readers.
I am really looking forward to Alexander McCall Smith’s next novel from Polygon.




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