I must confess I am not a big fan of McCall Smith's Scotland St series. Several of the characters annoyed me and I find it hard to relate to characters who annoy me. A few of the minor characters in Corduroy Mansions annoy me, but I enjoyed all the main characters. Corduroy Mansions is a house converted into flats in Pimlico. A fun gentle read into the lives of various people as they go about their business in central London. I'm looking forward to the next installment and a nice cup of tea to delve into their lives.