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In the latest entertaining and hilarious Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld novel, our hopelessly out-of-touch hero is forced to confront uppity librarians, the rector of the university, and a possible hostile takeover, all while trying to remain studiously above it all. 

Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld and his colleagues at the University of Regensburg's Institute of Romance Philology pride themselves on their unwavering commitment to intellectual excellence. They know it is their job to protect a certain civilized approach to the scholarly arts. So when a new deputy librarian, Dr. Hilda Schreiber-Ziegler, threatens to drag them all down a path of progressive inclusivity, they are determined to stop her in the name of scholarship - even if that requires von Igelfeld to make the noble sacrifice of running for director of the Institute. 

Alas, politics is never easy, and in order to put his best foot forward, von Igelfeld will be required to take up a visiting fellowship at Oxford and cultivate the attentions of a rather effusive young American scholar. Still, von Igelfeld has always heeded the clarion call of duty, especially when it comes with a larger office.

©2021 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2021 Recorded Books

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A brilliant satire on university life

A brilliant satire on university life, I laughed silently throughout this unique offering. Brava! to Alexander McCall Smith for daring to press so many buttons (with his usual sensitivity) and Brava! to Paul Hecht for the perfect tone of voice throughout. How challenging it must be to get the tone just right so that tears were streaming down my face. Thank you!! That reminds me, I need to relocate my bathroom to the other side of the house...after I inform you on how things are going at my aunt's nursing home...🤣

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I normally like Alexander Nicole Smith but was very disappointed. Not up to to standaards

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Loved It!

I'm a huge fan of the Dr. Von Igelfeld series, and this new installment did not disappoint.

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The Hedgehog 🦔 is back in form

After Unusual Uses for Olive Oil, I wasn't sure if the series had any more left to explore. The return after 13 glorious years brings the series raring back. Still slower than the first three books, it explores the internal workings of the Institute in a marvelous way.