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Alexander McCall Smith at Borders Book Festival, Melrose, UK

Date: 15 June 2024
Venue: Cullen Kilshaw Marquee, Borders Book Festival
Time: 3.45pm

At 24 Mouse Lane in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, Katie Donald is in the business of bringing lonely hearts together. The Perfect Passion Dating Company is the first in a new series by one of Scotland’s very greatest and most prolific novelists. Sandy McCall Smith has a passion for playfulness mixed with kindness and generosity of […]

Alexander McCall Smith at the 300 Words Story Writing Competition Awards, Borders Book Festival, Melrose, UK

Date: 16 June 2024
Venue: Buccleuch Marquee, Borders Book Festival
Time: 10.30pm

We’re thrilled to share a new creative writing competition designed to carry on the legacy of The Great Tapestry of Scotland by celebrating the people’s stories and engaging children with the Curriculum for Excellence. The competition is open to all children living in the Scottish Borders aged 7 – 15 and hundreds of talented young […]

Alexander McCall Smith in ‘Write On’ at Borders Book Festival, Melrose, UK

Date: 16 June 2024
Venue: BSW Group Marquee, Borders Book Festival
Time: 5.15pm

Alexander McCall Smith is the most prolific writer of fiction in Scotland, and he is joined by Alistair Moffat, the most prolific writer of non-fiction in Scotland. They discuss the business of getting it all down on paper, how they work, what the differences between the genres are, where ideas come from – and where […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Fringe By The Sea Festival, North Berwick, UK

Date: 9 August 2024
Venue: Lodge Stage, Lodge Grounds, North Berwick
Time: 2.00pm

Join Alexander McCall Smith, self-professed serial novelist, and one of the world’s favourite storytellers as he explores the first book in a new series, The Perfect Passion Company, a delightful new novel featuring a dating agency based in Edinburgh’s historic New Town. Alexander will also be giving a sneak preview of the new novel in the […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Toppings, Edinburgh, UK

Date: 25 September 2024
Venue: Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
Time: 7.30pm

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the world’s longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. He joins us in Edinburgh this autumn for a celebration of his two latest offerings: the new No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel The Great Hippopotamus Hotel and the new standalone […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Bookmark Book Festival, Perth, UK

Date: 26 September 2024
Venue: Perth Theatre and Concert Hall
Time: 7.00pm

BOOKMARK Book Festival brings Sir Alexander (Sandy) McCall Smith to Perth. This much loved writer will be joined by his friend and acclaimed journalist Magnus Linklater: their wide-ranging and captivating conversation will travel from Botswana to Edinburgh, alongside his rich and hugely engaging cast of characters including Mrs Ramotswe and Isabel Dalhousie. Sandy McCall Smith’s […]