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Alexander McCall Smith first won us over with The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and he hasn’t strayed from the literary limelight since. Juggling four series at once, his imagination is unstoppable, brimming with creative plot lines laced with quirky humour and homespun wisdom. McCall Smith’s fiction is steeped in a distinguished and colourful life – from an African upbringing to a career in law and medical ethics, with an orchestra on the side.
This autumn, McCall Smith fans are in for a treat, with new instalments from both Scotland Street and the Detective Agency. Mma Ramotswe investigates a struggle between rival beauticians in The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, discovering profound truths about family and the true nature of beauty in the process. Meanwhile, over on Scotland Street Bertie brings us his Guide to Life and Mothers. McCall Smith is one of a kind – a truly gifted storyteller who never fails to provide tonic and nourishment for the soul.