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Publication Order of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Books

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tears of the Giraffe (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Full Cupboard of Life (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Comfort Safari Club (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious and Grace (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Unexpected Sisters (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colors of All the Cattle (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Land of Long Lost Friends (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Raise an Elephant (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Joy and Light Bus Company (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Song of Comfortable Chairs (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
From a Far and Lovely Country (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Hippopotamus Hotel (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Collections

The Cleverness of Ladies (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Professor Dr. Von Igelfeld Books

Portuguese Irregular Verbs (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Inner Hedgehog (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isabel Dalhousie Books

The Sunday Philosophy Club (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Right Attitude to Rain (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Careful Use of Compliments (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday / The Comfort Of Saturdays (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Art of Gratitude (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Charming Quirks of Others (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Novel Habits of Happiness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Distant View of Everything (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quiet Side of Passion (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Geometry of Holding Hands (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sweet Remnants of Summer (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Conditions of Unconditional Love (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isabel Dalhousie Short Stories/Novellas

The Perils of Morning Coffee (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
At the Reunion Buffet (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 44 Scotland Street Books

44 Scotland Street (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Espresso Tales (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Over Scotland (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World According to Bertie (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unbearable Lightness Of Scones (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Importance of Being Seven (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bertie Plays the Blues (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunshine on Scotland Street (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Revolving Door of Life (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bertie Project (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time of Love and Tartan (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peppermint Tea Chronicles (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Promise of Ankles (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love in the Time of Bertie (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enigma of Garlic (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stellar Debut of Galactica Macfee (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Myths Books

Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fire Gospel (By: Michel Faber) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Corduroy Mansions Books

Corduroy Mansions (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dog Who Came in from the Cold (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Conspiracy of Friends (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The School Ship Tobermory Books

School Ship Tobermory (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sands of Shark Island (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Race to Kangaroo Cliff (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paul Stuart Books

My Italian Bulldozer (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second-Worst Restaurant in France (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Detective Varg Books

Varg in Love (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Department of Sensitive Crimes (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Talented Mr. Varg (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man with the Silver Saab (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Detective Varg Short Stories/Novellas

The Strange Case of the Moderate Extremists (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Akimbo Books

with LeUyen Pham
Akimbo and the Lions (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Akimbo and the Elephants (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Akimbo and the Snakes (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Akimbo and the Baboons (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harriet Bean Books

The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harriet Bean and the League of Cheats (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Max & Maddy Books

Max & Maddy and the Bursting Balloons Mystery (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max & Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Precious Ramotswe's Very First Cases Books

The Great Cake Mystery (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious and the Monkeys (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious and the Zebra Necklace (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Young Corgi Books

Alix and the Tigers (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suzy Magician (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tin Dog (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Uncle Gangster (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
La's Orchestra Saves the World (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forever Girl (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pavilion in the Clouds (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Passion Company (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

White Hippo (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Film Boy (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Joke Machine (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marzipan Max (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Changed the Weather (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calculator Annie (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Springy Jane (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Invented Peanut Butter? (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Chameleon Uncle (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doughnut Ring (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess Trick (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paddy and the Ratcatcher (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Banana Machine (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billy Rubbish (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bubblegum Tree (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Watermelon Boys (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Popcorn Pirates (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monkey Boy (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teacher Trouble (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spaghetti Tangle (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Muscle Machine (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boing Boing (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hari & His Electric Feet (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freddie Mole (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Clown Conundrum (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noah Wild and the Floating Zoo (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Children of Wax: African Folk Tales (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Trouble at the North Pole" and Other Stories (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious Stories (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Married a Lion: and Other Tales from Africa (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baboons Who Went This Way and That: Folktales from Africa (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book That Changed My Life (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trains and Lovers (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chance Developments (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pianos and Flowers (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marvellous Mix-ups (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
In a Time of Distance and Other Poems (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tiny Tales: Stories of Romance, Ambition, Kindness, and Happiness (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Private Life of Spies and the Exquisite Art of Getting Even (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

What W. H. Auden Can Do for You (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Built Scotland (With: Kathleen Jamie,James Robertson,James Crawford,Alistair Moffat) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Good Dog Lion (With: David Dean) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer (With: Kate Hindley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (By: Charles Todd) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious Ramotswe (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ben Kincaid (By: William Bernhardt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Austen Project Books

Sense & Sensibility (By: Joanna Trollope) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Northanger Abbey (By: Val McDermid) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emma (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eligible (By: Curtis Sittenfeld) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Perfect Passion Company Books

Cook For Me (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Laborer in the Vineyard of Love (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Treasury of Five-Minute Stories(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
One City(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Omnibus of Crime(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sunday Night Book Club(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best British Mysteries IV(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midsummer Nights(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ox-Tales(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimespotting(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imagined Lives(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Rude! Modern Manners Defined(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
OxCrimes: 27 Killer Stories from the Cream of Crimewriters(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Built Scotland(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alexander McCall Smith also known as Sandy was born in 24th August in 1948. He was born in Africa, Bulawayo Rhodesia present day Zimbabwe. He holds a United Kingdom citizenship and is a British National.

Alexander McCall Smith is an academic who writes Fiction books specifically crime fiction. He also writes children’s books and academic non-fiction books. Alexander McCall Smith’s Life The author was born in Bulawayo, which was a British colony at the time.

The country was known as Southern Rhodesia. Alexander McCall Smith’s father worked as a public prosecutor in British colony of Southern Rhodesia. He was raised in a Christian family and grew up a God loving son. Most of his books have an African depiction in them with the covers showing his African heritage.

All these were influenced by his early life in Africa and his interaction with the natives. The author lives in Scotland. Alexander McCall Smith lives in Edinburgh Scotland with his wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a physician. They have two daughters Lucy and Emily.

He is currently an Emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh University School of law. The academic is known to be an amateur bassoonist and a founding member of the really terrible Orchestra. He has played a significant role in developing the future of Botswana both as a lawyer and through his social skills. 

The author is a Rhodesian born British writer who lived in Zimbabwe before moving to the United Kingdom. He spent most of his lifetime in Africa. He is currently an emeritus profession of medical law. He is a professor at the University of Edinburgh where he still dispenses academic service.

In United Kingdom Alexander McCall Smith is a respected medical law and bioethics professional. He has served in various capacities in his profession including being in the British and International committees that tackle issues relating to medical law and bioethics. In addition to being a professor in these two fields, he is a fiction writer.

Alexander McCall Smith education journey started in Zimbabwe where he studies at the Christian Brothers College. He then moved to Scotland where like his father, He studied law at the University of Edinburgh. He earned his PhD in law from the university and started his teaching career. Alexander McCall Smith taught at law Queen’s University Belfast.

While a teacher at the university, he participated in a literary competition. He entered two books, which were a children’s book and a novel for adults. He won the children’s category in the competition. After winning, Alexander McCall Smith went ahead and published around thirty books between the 1980s and the 1990s.

In 1981, Alexander McCall Smith returned to Southern Africa where he taught law at the University of Botswana which he co-founded. In Botswana, Alexander McCall Smith is credited for co-authoring the only academic book in Botswana’s legal system.

The book is called The criminal law of Botswana. The book was published in 1992. After a remarkable life in Botswana, the author retuned to Scotland in 1984 where he lives today. Alexander McCall Smith was the former chairperson of the British Medical Journal ethics committee until 2002.

He is the former vice chairperson of the Human Genetics Commission in UK. He is also a former member of UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee. Currently, the author has relieved himself of these responsibilities and is focusing on his career as a writer.

Alexander McCall Smith’s writing career As earlier indicated, Alexander McCall Smith has around thirty books to his name. Once he became an avid writer he focused on writing and published many books during that period.

His first popular book was the White Hippo. The White Hippo is a children’s novel that was published in 1980. A stream of Children’s book followed as the author relieved himself from academic scripts that he use to write.

Alexander McCall Smith has also done a number of series such as 1. Ladies Detective Agency series that has fourteen books, 44 Scotland street series that has nine books, and the Sunday Philosophy Club series. He also has a number of novels and short stories to his name.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency The book is based on the life of the people of Botswana. It is about a Precious Ramotswe. Precious Ramotswe is a thirty five year old lady who is intelligent and observant. It is the first book in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

The book takes you through a journey of life in Africa. It is more of a contest between contemporary medicine and the witchdoctors who still offer medical solutions to people in Africa particularly Botswana. Mma Ramotswe’s father dies.

She inherits the cattle that he owned. Amazingly, she sells the cattle to open a detective agency. It is an agency that is run by a woman. His business is tracking missing husbands, daughters, sons, and witch doctors. The book also depicts the conflict in religion between Christianity and Africa traditional sects. The main protagonists in the book Precious Ramotswe, is a detective.

She solves crimes that have been committed in the Southern African country through her intellect and detailed analysis of events. She is a genius who cannot let any crime evade her intellect. The Kalahari Typing School for Men The book The Kalahari Typing School for Men is the fourth book in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. The story is still about Precious Ramotswe.

Precious Ramotswe has been the leading and the only female detective around. However, in this book, she faces competition. Her position as a leading detective is challenged as another detective agency is opened. This time, a man leads it. Not just any other man, but a man that has international experience. She has to do something about it otherwise her legacy fades.

In the book, the author brings an intimate part of Precious Ramotswe. The book ends well. In the book, McCall Smith brings out the characters in his typical simple fashion. Nevertheless, the books nourish the soul as you get to know the characters intimately. He portrays Africa as a beautiful place with descriptive words that take you there.

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19 Responses to “Alexander McCall Smith”

  1. Rani Khan: 2 weeks ago

    I have all the series and still collecting. Love reading Alexander McCall Smith’s books. I was very lucky to receive an video voice message from the great author while I was flying back from Spain. My daughter was at the Hay-On-Wye Book Festival and that’s how she met Alexander McCall Smith and said that I was No.1 fan. I have not deleted the message and keep on reading over and over again. I watched the film too No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. Just love the your books Alexander it brings all the memories back as I am from Africa.

  2. Judy: 6 months ago

    I’ve read all the #1 Detective Agency books several times on Audible Books. I fall asleep listening to them. They are very relaxing.

  3. Madeleine L Green: 1 year ago

    I have read all the books in each series, as well as his individual books and some children’s books.
    Love them all Waiting for some new ones. How does he find the time to do so much writing?

  4. Sandy tenorio: 1 year ago

    His books are extraordinary. When I am going through a bad day his books help more than I could imagine. I have cancer and a stroke and can only type with one finger. His books are extraordinary. Sensitive, kind, and so appreciative of goodness in each other. I hope I live long enough to read most of these books. God bless you, Alexander McCall Smith❤️

  5. Dervilla Wynne: 1 year ago

    Alexander McCall Smith is without doubt a philosopher similar to CS Lewis……He lifts my spirit & always encourages hope. I love his characters & his descriptions of grub make my mouth water. He “gets” the magic of art, music, poetry, nature & celebrates the idiocentric. His descriptive style is like an open fire – no pretense or formulaic stuff – comfort & all about kindness – the currency flows….
    A million thanks Sandy – come back to ireland soon 🙋‍♀️

  6. colin walters: 2 years ago

    ive become an addict, reading his books keep me sane in this crazy times. How does one man know so much about his fellow man womanchild dog. keep us happy dont stop. many thanks colin

  7. Joan Mildenstein: 2 years ago

    I am trying to read the No. 1 Detective Series by MacCall Smith in order. I read At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances as the second book. Now I can’t even find it on your list. Can you help solve this mystery?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Yep 🙂 That book isn’t part of that series. It is the third book in the Professor Dr. von Igelfeld series.

  8. Doreen Sherlaw: 2 years ago

    Just finishing the Cordury Mansions series. Dare I hope for a fourth book in this series?

  9. Vikki Belling: 2 years ago

    I am a massive fan of A McCall Smith and am trying to locate everyone of his books. Thanks for the help. Wish me luck!

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Good luck 🙂

  10. Amy Stephen: 2 years ago

    Sending out kudos to Alexander McCall Smith. Just finished reading all the all the books in the ladies detective agency series. Love Precious and her determination to help those in need. Just started the Isabel Dalhousie series. Currently on book 6 Can’t get enough of this delightful character and Jamie. I also appreciate the use of words unfamiliar to me. We’re never too old to learn and the author does keep me on my toes. This series evokes many memories from my childhood in the 50s. Please keep writing and writing and writing. I promise to keep reading and reading and reading.

  11. Laurel Dunbar: 2 years ago

    I discovered AMcS’s books in the 90’s beginning with The No 1 Ladies Detective Series which I listened to on CD on my way to work every day and have read every book in every series (incl children’s books) and love, love, love all of them!! My 2 favorite characters are Precious & Bertie. Had the opportunity to see the charming Mr M Mr Mc-Smith prior to Covid epidemic at the Akron, OH library where he gave a wonderful interview and afterwards conducted a delightful q&a with the audience, wearing, of course, his classic tartan “skirt”. Everyone there (packed house) was excited throughout and all were sorry to see the afternoon end. Afterwards anyone who wanted to meet him (who wouldn’t?) lined up. The friend I was with made a beautiful large quilt depicting scenes from the No.1 Ladies series and the library had it on display for quite awhile. A McCall-Smith was very touched by it and spoke at length as well as photographed himself with the maker of the quilt!! She was thrilled. Thank you AMcS for all the joy you’ve brought to your avid readers.

  12. William Wandell, PhD: 2 years ago

    I have ALL of Alexander McCall Smith’s books and have read them all (some several times, being 93 years old) I have also donated several “extra” copies to those who do not yet know and value this man. I really appreciate all of the wonderful comments others have made here. I was fortunate to experience him here in Houston a few years ago. What a man!!

  13. jeannie hall: 2 years ago

    Hurray for Alexander Mccall Smith – long may he write. Books by this wonderful man, and TV concerts by Andre Rieu have kept me sane in these difficult times.

  14. Sally Straot: 3 years ago

    To A. McCall Smith
    A short story in two or three pages? Amazing! Delightful! You are a genius. Thank you, Alexander, for enriching my life.
    Sally Strait

  15. Nancy Stephenson: 3 years ago

    I am 91 years old and have read everyone of this delightful author’s books. Currently, I am reading The Inner Hedgehog – what a hoot!! In this time of Covid, it is fantastic to be able to transport your mind to pages of humour and love. Thank God for Alexander McCall Smith. May he make us laugh for many years to come!

  16. Patricia Grace: 3 years ago

    I’ve read many of Alexander McCall Smith’s books in the past and have loved reading every one of them. Recently, having suffered from depression due to COVID isolation, I went to the library and picked up several more of his books. I’m now on a path, armed with the list provided here (and which I am about to print) of reading every single one of his books! Reading books by this author is lifting my spirits more and more as each day goes by. God Bless Him and God Bless his publishers who apparently recognize his healing genius through works of art. I am 83 years of age.

  17. Dolores Molello: 3 years ago

    I am on the second book of the series. I find them delightful and can’t wait to read the rest!


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