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Wisdom to share from Isabel Dalhousie

Date Published: 13th July 2017

Words of Wisdom to share from the latest Isabel Dalhousie book, A Distant View of Everything.

Alexander McCall Smith scoops major Award

Date Published: 10th May 2017

Alexander McCall Smith — writer and creator of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency — has received a major award, (9 May 2017). The President, The Board of Governors, and The Literary Arts Committee of  The National Arts Club of America presented The Medal of Honor for Achievement in Literature to Alexander McCall Smith at an Award Ceremony last […]

Last few days of a very special Botwsana offer

Date Published: 21st March 2017

OFFER EXTENDED UNTIL END MARCH 2017 Special offer available now.  Belmond Safaris are once again offering an exclusive experience, a 6 night stay at the Belmond Botswana Lodges, Africa with Alexander McCall Smith. They are offering guests the chance to share in his memories and personal experiences of his beloved Botswana, as he regales tails around […]


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

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

Join Alexander at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (event 3 of 4). 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 […]

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

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

Join Alexander at one of four events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (event 4 of 4), 2017. How best to tell the story of Scotland’s history? A good way would be to do what Historic Environment Scotland have done – assemble five of our finest authors to write about the 25 buildings that have shaped […]

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 […]