Alexander McCall Smith, 'The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs,' published by Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, 2005.
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs is a 128 page softcover measuring 8" x 5 1/4". The book is in near-fine condition.
Welcome to the insane and rarefied world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria con Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due--a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.
In The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, Professor Dr von Igelfeld is mistaken for a veterinarian, and not wanting to call attention to the faux pas, begins practicing veterinary medicine without a license. He ends up operating on a friend's dachshund to dramatic and unfortunate effect. He also transports relics for a schismatically challenged Coptic prelate and is pursued by marriage-minded widows on board a Mediterranean cruise ship.