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Alexander McCall Smith has 4 upcoming events.

Apr
17
Alexander McCall Smith, Emma: A Modern Retelling, at the KiMo Theater
Bookworks, Friday, April 17 at 7pm
bookworks in conjunction with ABC Library presents the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith, who deftly escorts Jane Austen's beloved, me heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling.

The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business. As she cultivates grand plans for the future, she re-enters the household of her hypochondriac father, who has been living alone on a steady diet of vegetables and vitamin supplements. Soon Emma befriends Harriet Smith, the naive but charming young teacher's assistant at an English-language school run by the hippie-ish Mrs. Goddard. Harriet is Emma's inspiration to do the two things she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world and put her matchmaking skills to good use.

Happily, this summer presents abundant opportunities for her to do just that, as many friends, both old and new, are drawn into the sphere of Emma's occasionally injudicious counsel: Frank Churchill, the attractive stepson of Emma's former governess; George Knightley, Emma's brother-in-law and dear friend; the charming yet self-important Philip Elton; and, of course, the perfect (and perfectly vexing) Jane Fairfax.

Alexander McCall Smith's gentle satire and cozy, old-fashioned sensibility prove to be the perfect match for Jane Austen's wit and characters. Though carriages have been replaced by Mini Coopers and cups of tea with cappuccinos, Emma's story is wonderfully timeless.

Alexander McCall Smith is the internationally best-selling author of numerous novels, including the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Formerly a professor of medical law, he now devotes himself to writing. He lives in Scotland.

Location: Street: Kimo Theater Additional: 423 Central City: Albuquerque, Province: New Mexico Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
16
Alexander McCall Smith
Copperfield's Books - Petaluma, Thursday, April 16 at 7pm
Alexander McCall Smith (44 Scotland Street, At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Blue Shoes and Happiness, Espresso Tales, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, The Lost Art of Gratitude, La's Orchestra Saves the World, Love Over Scotland, Morality for Beautiful Girls, The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, The Double Comfort Safari Club, Portuguese Irregular Verbs)

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is also the author of numerous children’s books. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland. Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
9
Alexander McCall Smith
Louisville Free Public Library, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Alexander McCall Smith (44 Scotland Street, At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Blue Shoes and Happiness, Espresso Tales, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, The Lost Art of Gratitude, La's Orchestra Saves the World, Love Over Scotland, Morality for Beautiful Girls, The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, The Double Comfort Safari Club, Portuguese Irregular Verbs)

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is also the author of numerous children’s books. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland. Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
14
Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith (44 Scotland Street, At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, Blue Shoes and Happiness, Espresso Tales, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, The Lost Art of Gratitude, La's Orchestra Saves the World, Love Over Scotland, Morality for Beautiful Girls, The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, The Double Comfort Safari Club, Portuguese Irregular Verbs)

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is also the author of numerous children’s books. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland. Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com. (added from Random House)… (more)

Alexander McCall Smith has 1 media appearance.

Oct
9
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency- Poison
ABC1, Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 0am
Alexander McCall-Smith

Precious (Jill Scott) visits an orphanage, where a young woman called Tabitha (Lerato Moloi), tells her she is worried about her father, Rre Lisinda (Joe Matome) who seems unusually fearful lately. Dr Sibenke (Nyasha Hatendi), a new client, asks Precious to investigate the mysterious deaths of three of his patients. All of them died on a Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. After Rre Makgothi (Sello Moutloung), a wealthy landowner, hires Precious to investigate a suspected poisoning in his family, she finds something that surprises her. (alexdaw)… (more)

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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.
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