One of the world’s most popular authors, Alexander McCall Smith, will visit Boswell book festival on 5 May 2018 to talk with broadcaster, Sheena McDonald, about his life and work including the 20th anniversary (this year) of publication of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
To book your tickets, contact the Box Office Hotline on 01563 554 900 (Palace Theatre Kilmarnock, Monday—Saturday, 10.00am—5.00pm), drop in to Waterstones, High Street, Ayr, or purchase online.
From the website:
Dumfries House, home of the Boswell Book Festival, is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately Homes. Designed by the Adam brothers, it has a truly outstanding collection of 18th century furniture including fine examples of Thomas Chippendale’s work. It sits elegantly in 2,000 acres of beautiful landscape in Scotland’s rural Ayrshire.
In 2007 HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay used £20million of his own charitable foundation money and personally brokered a deal to secure the house and its collection of furniture thus famously saving it for the nation. The idea was to create a sustainable business that would help regenerate the local economy in East Ayrshire. The success of this venture is evident when one visits Dumfries House and its estate where many new local businesses have sprung up in recent years.
The Festival’s own aims are entirely in tune with those of Dumfries House and with the Festival outgrowing its previous home at nearby Auchinleck House, the opportunity to move our main programme to Dumfries House presented an obvious and most welcome solution while enabling the Festival to explore and fulfil its creative potential.