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Alexander McCall Smith

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.


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44 Scotland Street
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2005
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7944-5 (1-4000-7944-6)

44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 1

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  

Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most...

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At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 2004
$13.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9509-4 (1-4000-9509-3)

Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment - Book 3

The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his long-suffering colleagues at the Institute of Romantic Philology in Germany.

Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The... Read more






Bertie Plays the Blues
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-94849-6 (0-307-94849-8)

44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 7

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  


If you haven’t met the residents of 44 Scotland Street yet, there... Read more






Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 17, 2015
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7000-0 (0-8041-7000-2)

Alexander McCall Smith's wildly popular 44 Scotland Street series chronicles life in a corner of Edinburgh brimming with wit and humor.

Newlywed painter and sometime somnambulist Angus Lordie might be sleepwalking his way into trouble with Animal Welfare when he lets his dog Cyril drink a bit too much lager at the... Read more






Blue Shoes and Happiness
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7571-3 (1-4000-7571-8)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life...

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Blue Shoes and Happiness
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon | Hardcover | April 2006
$21.95/(Canada) | 978-0-375-42272-0 (0-375-42272-2)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life... Read more






The Careful Use of Compliments
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$14.00/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7712-0 (1-4000-7712-5)


ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 4

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready...

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The Charming Quirks of Others
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | November 2011
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-73939-1 (0-307-73939-2)

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 7

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready...

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The Charming Quirks of Others
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon | Hardcover | October 2010
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-37917-7 (0-307-37917-5)

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 7

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready...
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The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-38707-3 (0-307-38707-0)



ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 5

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always...

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A Conspiracy of Friends
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-94800-7 (0-307-94800-5)

CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 3

In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. 

The universe seems to be conspiring against Freddie de...

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Corduroy Mansions
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-47650-0 (0-307-47650-2)

CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 1

In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. 

Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to...

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Corduroy Mansions
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon | Hardcover | July 2010
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-37908-5 (0-307-37908-6)

CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 1

In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. 

Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to...

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The Dog Who Came in from the Cold
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-73944-5 (0-307-73944-9)

CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 2

In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. 

The second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s newest...

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The Dog Who Came in from the Cold
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon | Hardcover | June 2011
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-37973-3 (0-307-37973-6)

CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 2

In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world’s most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. 

The heartwarming and hilarious new installment in the...

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The Double Comfort Safari Club
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-27748-0 (0-307-27748-8)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 11

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life... Read more






The Double Comfort Safari Club
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon | Hardcover | April 2010
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-375-42450-2 (0-375-42450-4)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 11

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life... Read more






Emma: A Modern Retelling
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon | Hardcover | April 7, 2015
$25.95/(Canada) | 978-0-8041-9795-3 (0-8041-9795-4)

The best-selling and beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now gives us his charming take on Jane Austen with this modern-day retelling of Emma.

The summer after she graduates from university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father... Read more






Emma: A Modern Retelling
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | April 7, 2015
$26.00/(Canada) | 978-0-8041-9470-9 (0-8041-9470-X)

The best-selling and beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series now gives us his charming take on Jane Austen with this modern-day retelling of Emma.

The summer after she graduates from university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father... Read more






Espresso Tales
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2006
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-27597-4 (0-307-27597-3)

44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 2

The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother.  
 
Back are all our favorite denizens of a Georgian townhouse...

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The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 2004
$13.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9508-7 (1-4000-9508-5)

Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment – Book 2

The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his long-suffering colleagues at the Institute of Romantic Philology in Germany.

Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of... Read more






The Forever Girl
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 30, 2014
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-345-80442-6 (0-345-80442-2)

Amanda and her daughter Clover live in a close-knit community of expats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic place to all appearances. But the comfortable island life can become stifling in hard times. As Clover falls for her first love, and allows her heart to chart her life’s course, Amanda realizes...

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The Forever Girl
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Pantheon | Hardcover | February 2014
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-90825-4 (0-307-90825-9)

The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us.
 
Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter...

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The Forever Girl
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | February 2014
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-9440-2 (0-8041-9440-8)

The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us.
 
Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter...

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The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-73940-7 (0-307-73940-6)

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 8

Nothing captures the charm of Edinburgh like the bestselling Isabel Dalhousie series of novels featuring the insatiably curious philosopher and woman detective.  Whether investigating a case or a problem of philosophy, the indefatigable Isabel Dalhousie, one of fiction’s most richly developed amateur detectives, is always ready...

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