Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party by Alexander McCall Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cornelius “Fatty” O’Leary and his wife Betty book a trip to Ireland from their home in Arkansas to celebrate Fatty’s 40th birthday. However, Fatty’s issues with airline seats are just the beginning, and soon the trip turns out rather different from the one they envisaged.

I had read a lot of different books for review recently and I wanted a quick one to read “just for fun”. For that purpose, this book is brilliant. I absolutely love Alexander McCall Smith’s established series but these one off books are just as easy to read and so insightful, they are like putting on an old pair of slippers.

As usual, our protagonists set off on a journey of discovery. Before we know it, the story evolves into a series of everyday and completely predictable events which hang together beautifully and take us through an enormous range of emotions on every page.

Just sit down for a couple of hours and lose yourself, you won’t regret it!

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