Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred 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.
Isabel Dalhousie's charm is undeniable - Sunday TimesDelightful - Sunday TelegraphMcCall 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