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Alexander McCall Smith in Tetbury (UK)

Date: 27 July 2017
Venue: Tetbury Goods Shed, Gumstool Hill, Tetbury, GL8 8DG
Time: 7.00pm

An evening with Alexander McCall Smith is an evening of sheer delight. Join the worldwide bestselling author in association with the Yellow-Lighted Bookshop as he discusses his latest books. 

Edinburgh International Book Festival (Event 1 of 4) (UK)

Date: 15 August 2017
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 13.30

As well as being one of world’s bestselling and best-loved writers (he just won Medal of Honour for Achievements in Literature from the Arts Club of New York), Alexander McCall Smith has one of the most infectious giggles around. Expect to hear it as he discusses what Isabel Dalhousie, Mma Ramotswe and the inhabitants of […]

Edinburgh International Book Festival (Event 2 of 4) (UK)

Date: 17 August 2017
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 18.45

An hour of mischief, music and laughter as the prolific Alexander McCall Smith discusses the latest happenings of all our favourite characters – Mma Ramotswe, Isabel Dalhousie, the inhabitants of Scotland Street and the delightful, intelligent and appealing characters from his standalone novels and adventures. A new volume in the hugely popular Scotland Street series, […]

Edinburgh International Book Festival (Event 3 of 4) (UK)

Date: 19 August 2017
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 17.00

Bliss on Colonsay, plastic surgery in Edinburgh, strange encounters in Botswana, and pirates in the Caribbean have all contributed to Alexander McCall Smith receiving the Medal of Honour for Achievements in Literature from the Arts Club of New York – encounter them all in a tent in Edinburgh that will shake with mirth, music and […]

Edinburgh International Book Festival (Event 4 of 4) (UK)

Date: 20 August 2017
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 18.45

How best to tell the story of Scotland’s history? A good way would be to do what Historic Environment Scotland have done – assemble a bunch of fine authors to write about the 25 buildings that have shaped this country, starting 5,000 years ago at the Knap of Howar on Papa Westray. Join James Crawford, […]

Jersey Festival of Words (UK)

Date: 30 September 2017
Venue: Jersey Opera House
Time: 20.00

Jersey Festival of Words is a five-day literary festival, featuring visiting and local writers, poets and performers events, a schools programme, writing workshops, competitions and more. This year, they will be welcoming Professor Richard Dawkins, Dame Jenni Murray and Alexander McCall Smith to Jersey. Also featuring will be acclaimed novelists John Boyne and Stef Penney plus Grazia agony aunt and […]

Daunt Books (UK)

Date: 2 October 2017
Venue: Daunt Books, Marylebone
Time: 19.00

An evening with Alexander McCall Smith is an evening of sheer delight. Join the worldwide bestselling author in association with Daunt Books as he discusses his latest books. Full details TBA https://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/events/

Village Books, Dulwich (UK)

Date: 3 October 2017
Time: 19.30

An evening with Alexander McCall Smith is an evening of sheer delight. Join the worldwide bestselling author in association with Village Books as he discusses his latest books. Full details TBA http://village-books.co.uk/events/

Alexander McCall Smith in Bedford (UK)

Date: 4 October 2017
Venue: Bedford Modern School
Time: 19.00

An evening of warmth and laughter with the much-loved author and global bestseller Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Scotland Street series of books. The evening will comprise: Prosecco and canapés reception at 6.30 p.m Discussion between Alexander McCall Smith and Stephen Bywater author and Bedford Modern School Head of English, about ‘traditionally […]

Rossiter Books, Monmouth (UK)

Date: 5 October 2017
Time: 19.00

Join one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors as he discusses his latest books: the eagerly anticipated new Isabel Dalhousie novel, A Distant View of Everything;Who Built Scotland  – a new history of Scotland told through its places; and of course, no event would be complete without finding out what is new with Precious Ramotswe […]