After his highly successful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith devoted his time to writing fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels. The Times said recently of Trains and Lovers ‘His writing is as warm as cocoa, as cosy as thermal underwear, and just what the doctor ordered . ..exceedingly good.’ Tonight he will be talking about his latest books – Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party, – a literary ‘amuse bouche’ and Emma – his own highly amusing and very elegant re-telling of Austen’s novel. An evening with the extraordinarily sympathetic Alexander McCall Smith is guaranteed to lift spirits and bring cheer to a dark December evening.