Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.
A delightful read * Mature Times * McCall Smith's distinctively charming writing style makes this book a very easy summer read * Scottish Field * In ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH'S delightful new Isabel Dalhousie novel A DISTANT VIEW OF EVERYTHING, Isabel risks antagonising husband Jamie, as she investigates a suspiciously amorous surgeon * Good Housekeeping * McCall Smith's greatest gift as a writer - and God knows this is just one of many - is that he can write likeable characters * New Statesman * Delightful * Sunday Telegraph * Isabel Dalhousie's charm is undeniable * Sunday Times * Brimming with discreet charm * Mail on Sunday * Like [Barbara] Pym, McCall Smith believes that the small stuff in life matters * Scotsman *