Mc Call Smith crafts language beautifully but he depicts a London of clubs and public school privilege which grates a little, even when depicted with humour. The way he characterizes dogs is wonderful. Virtually Dead Still, these are the same gentle and witty musings on life and love that we expect from Alexander McCall Smith, often charming and sometimes quite odd. Beste Freunde - Pfote drauf! / Willkommen in der Waldschule Bd.1 William gets him back.