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Chance Developments

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes this splendid collection. Inspired by vintage photographs, these five lyrical stories capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life's journeys.

A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a pony, and a boy in a kilt on a tricycle beside them, gives rise to a story of a lifelong romance between the two riders. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady's knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun's decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what the big city has to offer. Charming and poignant, this collection brims with the flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith.

(With black-and-white photographs throughout.)

From the Hardcover edition.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Chance Developments: Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-101-87125-3 / 978-1-101-87125-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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November 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-329-5 / 978-1-84697-329-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chance Developments: Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-101-97187-8 / 978-1-101-97187-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-370-8 / 978-1-84697-370-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chance Developments: Stories (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-7352-0599-X / 978-0-7352-0599-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-345-81166-6 / 978-0-345-81166-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Chance Developments: Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Chance Developments: Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Chance Developments
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Chance Developments
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Chance Developments: Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
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July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chance Developments: Unexpected Love Stories
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Polygon
Availability: Amazon UK