Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld inhabits the rarefied world of the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg...
The writer is Alexander McCall Smith, who is better known for his series about the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, a series which I found absolutley delightful and can heartily recommend. These are light-hearted books with a gentle humour which I think is quite rare this days. Well written, but not heavy going.
Here's a link to a review:
Portuguese Irregular Verbs
Anyone else read this? What did you think?