The Sphinx and the Megaliths

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Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has turned his hand to humour. The delightful result is a creation of comic genius. For in the unnaturally tall form of Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, we are invited to meet a memorable character whose sublime insouciance is a blend of the cultivated pomposity of Frasier Crane and of Inspecteur Clouseau's hapless gaucherie. Von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, a world he shares with his equally tall and equally ridiculous colleagues, Professors Florianus Prinzel and Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer. Their unlikely adventures are described in three deliciously funny instalments: Portuguese Irregular Verbs, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. THE 2 PILLARS OF WISDOM is a collection of these three novels

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This is an examination of real origins and purpose of Stone Henge which refutes the idea that it was built by Stone Age barbarians as a temple for religious rituals.

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Alexander McCall Smith is is a Professor of Medical Law as well as an author who has written over 50 books on a wide range of subjects. His extraordinary fan base now ranges from Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chilli Peppers lead singer) to Martina Navratilova and Alex James (from Blur).

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