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22. DEATH OF A DENTIST(1997) by M. C. Beaton
Sat Feb 18, 2012, 05:14 PM
Feb 2012

This is the 13th of the Hamish MacBeth series. I'm a bit disappointed in this one so far, and the last one.

When I started the Hamish books, Beaton always had "herself" or "himself" taking the place of she or he in many instances, as some might speak in the Highlands. For example, one could ask, "Where is Priscilla?", and the reply might be "Herself has gone to town," or "What is herself doing?". In Macho, that I just finished, there was no "herself" or "himself" anywhere in the story. And though I'm only a quarter way through Dentist, havent seen it yet, and I have browsed the whole book to find a usage of them. I miss this quaint and charming local speak and hope that Beaton gets back to it.

My 15th of the year...

"Enigma" by Robert Harris. TheWraith Feb 2012 #1
A CLUBBABLE WOMAN by Reginald Hill fadedrose Feb 2012 #2
I've seen the British tv series MaineDem Feb 2012 #5
Almost done with the first one fadedrose Feb 2012 #17
Re - pinned DUgosh Feb 2012 #7
"False Dawn" by Paul Levine - #3 in the Jake Lassiter series mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #3
"First Among Sequels" by Jasper Fforde krispos42 Feb 2012 #4
THE TEMPLAR LEGACY by Steve Berry MaineDem Feb 2012 #6
In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje. nt BlueIris Feb 2012 #8
I just finished TheGold Coast JitterbugPerfume Feb 2012 #9
Armistead Maupin Laurian Feb 2012 #10
Steve Berry getting old in mke Feb 2012 #11
"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See zanana1 Feb 2012 #12
It's on my Wish List MaineDem Feb 2012 #16
Ran Away, by Barbara Hambly northoftheborder Feb 2012 #13
now reading Atlantis by David Gibbins Onceuponalife Feb 2012 #14
On my nightstand getting old in mke Feb 2012 #15
about halfway through now Onceuponalife Feb 2012 #24
Finished Jonathan Lethem's Fortress of Solitude this AM and am 81 pages into PufPuf23 Feb 2012 #18
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST(2009) by Stieg Larsson fadedrose Feb 2012 #25
Finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest yesterday completing the Millenium Trilogy PufPuf23 Feb 2012 #26
"Active Service" by Stephen Crane YankeyMCC Feb 2012 #19
DEATH OF A MACHO MAN(1996) by M. C. Beaton fadedrose Feb 2012 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author Little Star Feb 2012 #21
DEATH OF A DENTIST(1997) by M. C. Beaton fadedrose Feb 2012 #22
Found 2 "herselfs" half-way thru this book... fadedrose Feb 2012 #23
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children skippercollector Feb 2012 #27
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