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Alexander McCall Smith

Friday 5th October 2012 -


City Books present the wonderful Alexander McCall Smith talking about his new book Sunshine On Scotland Street.

Come and hear Britain’s favourite author Alexander McCall Smith discuss and read from his fantastic new book Sunshine On Scotland Street. You’ll get the chance to ask Alexander your questions, plus he’ll be staying around afterwards for a book signing.

First edition copies of Sunshine On Scotland Street will be available to purchase on the night.

Please note – tickets for this event are available online, from the box office at Ropetackle (01273 464440), and also from City Books’ store in Hove (01273 725306).

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers through the world. These include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series, and the Corduroy Mansions series, novels which started life as a delightful (but challenging to write) cross-media serial, written on the website of the Telegraph Media Group. This series won two major cross-media awards – Association Of Online Publishers Digital Publishing Award 2009 for a Cross Media Project and the New Media Age Award. His three most recent books are Sunshine On Scotland Street from the Scotland Street series, The Uncommon Appeal Of Clouds from the Isabel Dalhousie series, and Precious & The Mystery Of Meercat Hill, the second book in the children’s series about Precious Ramotswe as a girl.

Alexander is also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author Of The Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America. In March of this year he received an award from the President of Botswana for his services through literature to that country. Alexander McCall Smith lives in Edinburgh. He is married to a doctor and has two daughters.