08 November 2010



A couple of days ago I was wondering around our local Barnes and Noble book store looking for I know not what for sure. I came across this recent hardback from McCall Smith. I'm fairly sure he dictates his books to at least two amanuenses as he walks about his Georgian house in Edinburgh, perhaps even as he walks up and down Princes St. I know I haven't finished all of his #1 Ladies Detective Agency stories, and I have barely touched those in the Isabel Dalhousie series. I just can't keep up.

Every one that I have read have been enjoyable, about everyday life in Botswana—the #1 series—and then the adventures of some fairly nice upper middle class folks in modern day Edinburgh—the Dalhousie series—and another one I forget what it's called.

2 comments:

Tina said...

First time I've read your blog (from a link on Ordered Liberty). I recently discovered Alexander McCall Smith. So far I've read 6 or 7 of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I found "Tears of a Giraffe" at a library sale, and promptly bought as many more as I could.

What a beautiful example his characters set, for finding great joy in life as we are given it.

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks Tina for visiting. I like the Ordered Liberty blog too. One of the few lawyers I enjoy reading. I have read about three in the Dalhousie series. If you like Edinburgh and its denizens you will like that series, but I was always excited when I would discover another in the series. I think I have read about 9/10 of them. Precious Ramotswe and her gang of characters are somebody I really care about, all of them, even the two apprentices at the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.

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