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Alexander McCall Smith

Scotland (1948 - )

ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH has a double existence. He is a Professor of Medical Law, but also an author who has now written over fifty books on a wide range of subjects. These range from specialist titles such as 'Forensic Aspects of Sleep', (the only book on the subject) to 'The Criminal Law of Botswana' (also the only book on the subject) and from the widely translated 'The Perfect Hamburger' (a children's novel) to 'Portuguese Irregular Verbs' (a collection of stories about eccentric German professors). His collection of African stories, 'Children of Wax', received critical acclaim and has been the subject of an award-winning film.
The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet BeanHarriet Bean and the League of CheatsThe Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet BeanThe Harriet Bean 3-Book Omnibus: Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean / Harriet Bean and the League of Cheats /  Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean
Akimbo and the ElephantsAkimbo and the Crocodile ManAkimbo and the LionsAkimbo and the Snakes
Akimbo and the BaboonsAkimbo: Three Exciting African AdventuresThe Akimbo AdventuresThe Akimbo 2-Book Omnibus: Akimbo and the Snakes / Akimbo and the Baboons
The Chocolate Money MysteryThe Bursting Balloons MysteryThe Max and Maddy Twist 2-Book Omnibus: Chocolate Money Mystery / Bursting Balloons Mystery
The No 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyTears Of The GiraffeMorality for Beautiful GirlsThe Kalahari Typing School for Men
The Full Cupboard of LifeIn the Company of Cheerful LadiesBlue Shoes and HappinessThe Good Husband of Zebra Drive
The Miracle at Speedy MotorsTea Time for the Traditionally BuiltThe Double Comfort Safari ClubThe Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
The Limpopo Academy of Private DetectionThe Cleverness of LadiesThe Minor Adjustment Beauty SalonThe Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Series Box SetBlue Shoes and Happiness / Good Husband of Zebra DriveThe Slice of No.1 Celebration Storybook: Fifteen years with Mma Ramotswe
Portuguese Irregular VerbsThe Finer Points of Sausage DogsAt the Villa of Reduced CircumstancesUnusual Uses for Olive Oil
The 2 1/2  Pillars of Wisdom
The Sunday Philosophy ClubFriends, Lovers, ChocolateThe Right Attitude to RainThe Careful Use of Compliments
The Comforts of a Muddy SaturdayThe Lost Art of GratitudeThe Charming Quirks of OthersThe Forgotten Affairs of Youth
The Perils of Morning CoffeeThe Uncommon Appeal of CloudsThe Novel Habits of Happiness
44 Scotland StreetEspresso TalesLove Over ScotlandThe World According to Bertie
The Unbearable Lightness of SconesThe Importance of Being SevenBertie Plays The BluesSunshine on Scotland Street
Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers
Corduroy MansionsThe Dog Who Came in From the ColdA Conspiracy Of Friends
The Great Cake MysteryPrecious and the MonkeysPrecious and the Mystery of Meerkat HillPrecious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion
The Perfect HamburgerJeffrey's Joke MachineThe Ice-cream BicycleThe Tin Dog
The Popcorn PiratesSpaghetti TangleThe Doughnut RingCalculator Annie
The Muscle MachineThe Banana MachinePaddy and the RatcatcherTeacher Trouble
Billy RubbishThe Bubblegum TreeMonkey BoyThe Joke Machine
La's Orchestra Saves the WorldNo Rest for the DeadThe Forever GirlFatty O'Leary's Dinner Party
Sally and the Booted PussHeavenly Date: And Other FlirtationsThe Girl Who Married a Lion: And Other Tales from AfricaOne City
The Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious StoriesThe Baboons Who Went This Way And ThatOx-Tales:AirImagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People
What You Wish For: A Book for DarfurTrains and Lovers
Varg in Love: A Valentine's Day MysteryGood Dog Lion
Alexander McCall Smith recommends
Last Orders at Harrods
Last Orders at Harrods (2005)
(Last Orders at Harrods Trilogy, book 1)
Michael Holman
"Delightful, entertaining, profound."
Passarola Rising
Passarola Rising (2006)
Azhar Abidi
"Azhar Abidi is not an author who has his feet on the ground. And that's a compliment."
Blood in the Water
Blood in the Water (2007)
(Alice Rice Mystery, book 1)
Gillian Galbraith
"This is a vivid and exciting story, set against the background of Edinburgh's legal and medical circles. There is not a dull page from start to finish."
Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders
Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders (2007)
(Oscar Wilde, book 1)
Gyles Brandreth
"One of the most intelligent, amusing and entertaining books of the year. If Oscar Wilde himself had been asked to write this book he could not have done it any better."
Prelude (2009)
William Coles
"What a read!... A triumph."
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (2010)
Helen Simonson
"A beautiful little love story."
At the Loch of the Green Corrie
At the Loch of the Green Corrie (2010)
Andrew Greig
"Exquisitely written, moving and utterly memorable."
A Surrey State of Affairs
A Surrey State of Affairs (2011)
Ceri Radford
"A comic gem."
Unwritten Secrets
Unwritten Secrets (2012)
Ronald Frame
"Scotland's finest contemporary writer."
Lucia on Holiday
Lucia on Holiday (2012)
Guy Fraser-Sampson
"Lucia is back! This is a wonderful new adventure written with all the style and humour of Benson himself."
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken (2012)
(Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator, book 3)
Tarquin Hall
"These books are little gems. They are beautifully written, amusing, and intensely readable."
A Song Among the Stones
A Song Among the Stones (2012)
Kenneth Steven
"A poetic voice of great sensitivity."
Feast of Artemis
Feast of Artemis (2013)
(Hermes Diaktoros, book 7)
Anne Zouroudi
"Anne Zouroudi writes beautifully - her books have all the sparkle and light of the island landscapes in which she sets them. The Lady of Sorrows, her latest, is a gorgeous treat ... Lovely, delicious prose and plot - as tasty as one of those irresistible honey-soaked Greek confections."
Au Reservoir
Au Reservoir (2014)
Guy Fraser-Sampson
"Lucia is back! This is a wonderful new adventure written with all the style and humour of Benson himself."
Ghost Moon
Ghost Moon (2014)
Ron Butlin
"One of the most powerful and compelling pieces to emerge from the pen of this superb writer."

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