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Mackenzie, Robert Ian

Overview
Works: 110 works in 431 publications in 1 language and 19,248 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Translator, Author
Classifications: PR6063.C326, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Ian Mackenzie
Espresso tales by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between glances in the mirror, vain Bruce contemplates a new career as a wine merchant. His troubled flatmate Pat finds herself looking for true love at a nudist picnic. Precocious Bertie, now six years old, prepares for kindergarten despite the horror of being forced to wear pink overalls. Meanwhile, his domineering mother Irene and his psychotherapist Dr. Fairbairn struggle with dark secrets as Bertie plots his rebellion against them
Love over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still enduring psychotherapy, the precocious Bertie gets a chance to escape when he joins a junior orchestra trip to Paris--wher he is accidentally left behind. Never fear for Bertie, though. He quickly finds the silver lining by making friends with students at the Sorbonne. Meanwhile, Domenica Macdonald heads to the Malacca Straits, where she intends to study the economic structure of contemporary pirate culture. And in Edinburgh, Pat entertains a pair of suitors--with mixed results
The world according to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six-year-old Bertie and artist Angus Lordie join forces to rescue Lordie's beloved dog Cyril from the pound in this fourth charming installment in the bestselling 44 Scotland Street series
The art of detection by Laurie R King( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kate Martinelli arrives at the murder scene, she views the shocking evidence; the dead man may have been killed for the century-old manuscript he had recently acquired, purportedly written by Sherlock Holmes
Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best-selling, critically acclaimed author Mark Helprin's work has drawn favorable comparisons to an elite group of literary legends, including James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, and Thomas Mann. Helprin's sheer comic brilliance shines in this ingenious farce. A thinly veiled satire of what might have happened to the British monarchy if Princess Diana had survived, Freddy and Fredericka is an imaginative gem full of clever wordplay and wicked political jabs."[Mark Helprin] frequently astounds with the freshness of voice and the oddly soaring majesty of this ... comic call for greatness in a mediocre era."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The unbearable lightness of scones by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precocious six-year-old Bertie joins the scouts to escape his mother, Matthew learns to handle the challenges of marriage, and Domenica deals with loneliness. Even four-legged Cyril gets in on the action, finding himself a bit of canine romance
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pat rents a room in Edinburgh, she acquires some interesting neighbors--including a pushy Stockbridge mother and her talented, sax-playing, five-year-old son. Her job at an art gallery hardly keeps her busy until she suspects one painting in the collection may be an undiscovered work by a Scottish master
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pat rents a room in Edinburgh, she acquires some interesting neighbors--including a pushy Stockbridge mother and her talented, sax-playing five-year-old son. Pat's job at an art gallery hardly keeps her busy, until she suspects one painting in the collection may be an undiscovered work from a Scottish master. As Pat handles the mystery of the painting, she and the people surrounding her confront issues of trust, love, and loss
The undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car! by Tim Harford( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Harford reveals the economics behind everything from supermarkets to insurance companies to airlines in this entertaining and informative book. To protect both our wallets and our bank accounts, we must better understand why companies do what they do
The unbearable lightness of scones by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precocious six-year-old Bertie joins the scouts to escape his mother, Matthew learns to handle the challenges of marriage, and Domenica deals with loneliness. Even four-legged Cyril gets in on the action, finding himself a bit of canine romance
Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman by Peter Pagnamenta( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This true story is drawn from the more than 800 letters a British officer and his Japanese lover exchanged over four decades. Arthur Hart-Synnot, a third-generation British officer, was sent to Japan in 1904 to learn the language of Britain's newest ally. Masa Suzuki, a beautiful Japanese woman scorned because of an early divorce, worked at the Tokyo Officers' Club. The two fell immediately in love and conceived a son before Arthur was whisked away by the military during WWI. Though Arthur would only see Masa little, he supported his Japanese family and kept alive the hope that he and Masa could live together blissfully."--Container
Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The settlement of Montana in the late nineteenth century is recounted through the quiet but compelling life of Angus McCaskill, a young Scotsman who travels with his friend Rob Barclay to Montana's Two Medicine Country to homestead. Describes the voyage from Scotland and the lean first years, as the two share the work of establishing claims and building up flocks of sheep. Also tells of their separate marriages and the severing of their friendship
Trains and lovers by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rocking of the train car, the sound of its wheels on the rails, and there's something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation. This is just what happens to the four strangers who meet on a train. As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, they entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives
Garment of shadows : [a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes] by Laurie R King( Recording )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he's learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell, suffering a temporary memory loss, searches for her"self," each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it's too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe
Bertie plays the blues by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New parents Matthew and Elspeth must muddle through the difficulties of raising their triplets Rognvald, Tobermory and Fegus--there's normal sleep deprivation, and then there's trying to tell the children apart from one another. Angus and Domenica are newly engaged, and now they must negotiate the complex merger of two households. Domenica is also forced to deal with the return of an old flame, while Big Lou has begun the search for a new one, boldly exploring the new world of online dating and coming up with an Elvis impersonator on the first try. And in Bertie's family, there's a shift in power as his father Stuart starts to stand up to overbearing mother, Irene--and then there's Bertie, who has been thinking that he might want to start over with a new family and so puts himself up for adoption on eBay"--Publisher
Halting state by Charles Stross( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2012, and China, India, and the United States are waging an infowar for economic domination. With innocent gamers mere pawns in the hands of electronic intelligence agencies, programmer Jack Reed is tasked with ferreting out the plot of those who would gladly trade global turmoil for personal gain
Great house : a novel by Nicole Krauss( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally best-selling author of The History of Love comes this stunning novel. Great House follows the multiple owners of one writing desk and how the desk shapes their lives. A young novelist inherited the desk from a poet taken by Pinochet's police. Then the desk is stolen from her by the poet's supposed daughter. In its drawers, another man discovers a long-kept secret about his wife. And a Jerusalem antiques dealer uses the desk in his family's study, which was devastated by the Nazis in 1944
Sunshine on Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Street witnesses the wedding of the century of Angus Lordie to Domenica Macdonald, but as the newlyweds depart on their honeymoon, Edinburgh is in disarray. While recovering from the trauma of being best man, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo. Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey involving fox holes and the official residence of a cardinal. Narcissist Bruce meets his match in the form of a sinister doppelganger. Bertie, set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school, yearns for freedom, and Big Lou goes viral. However, the residents of Scotland Street rally, and order is restored by the combined effects of understanding, kindness, and, most of all, friendship
English Creek by Ivan Doig( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel revolves around Jick McCaskill, a 14-year-old growing up in 1930s Montana. This incandescent coming-of-age tale dramatizes the climatic events of one summer that inevitably mark Jick's awakening from childhood to adulthood
Bertie's guide to life and mothers by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not that poor Bertie Pollock is wishing his life away, but having anticipated his seventh birthday for so long he's now longing to be eighteen. But before then there's a lot of living to do and Bertie is not alone amongst the residents of Scotland Street in trying to do just that--with mixed fortunes
 
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Espresso tales
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Love over ScotlandThe world according to BertieThe art of detectionFreddy and FrederickaThe unbearable lightness of scones44 Scotland Street44 Scotland StreetThe undercover economist : exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car!The unbearable lightness of scones