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Out on the Road – with Alexander McCall Smith

Date Published: 20th September 2022

Alexander McCall Smith is back out on the road. He has been in America and Canada over the last ten days or so, meeting readers and promoting A Song of Comfortable Chairs. This was his first return to both countries since the start of the pandemic and he very much enjoyed being back doing what he […]

A Day in September – on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Date Published: 13th September 2022

‘A Day in September’ is a poem, written by Alexander McCall Smith, to mark the the occasion of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. This poem was carried on the front page of the Sunday Times, London, on 11 September You can listen to Alexander read his poem at the link below: A Day in […]

The World is Full of Suffering

Date Published: 10th March 2022

The World is full of suffering: I am writing this on Sunday evening, after a day of sun here in Edinburgh. Spring is knocking on the door – just – although the air is still a bit cold. This afternoon at three o’clock, I wrote the final sentence of the new No 1 Ladies’ Detective […]


Alexander McCall Smith at Yeovil Literary Festival (UK)

Date: 10 October 2022
Venue: Westlands Main Hall, Yeovil, Westbourne Cl, Yeovil BA20 2DD
Time: 2:00pm

Date: 10 October 2022 Venue: Westlands Main Hall, Yeovil, Westbourne Cl, Yeovil BA20 2DD Time: 2:00pm THIS IS A YEOVIL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2022 EVENT WESTLANDS ENTERTAINMENT VENUE | Ballroom Alexander McCall Smith (or Sandy as he is often known) is a true legend in the literary word. He has written and contributed to over a hundred […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Toppings, Bath (UK)

Date: 11 October 2022
Venue: Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, York Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1NG
Time: 7.00pm

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world’s longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages and he is a Professor […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Cheltenham Literature Festival (UK)

Date: 11 October 2022
Venue: The Garden Theatre
Time: 4.00pm

At 73, and with over 100 books to his name, the hugely popular author Alexander McCall Smith shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. This year sees the return of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency in A Song of Comfortable Chairs, a new title in the Isabel Dalhousie series and a short story collection. Suffused with kindness and […]