Tag Archives: Alexander McCall Smith

From Botswana, with love and wisdom

It’s been early Christmas at my house for a few weeks now, with new books from favorite authors arriving in a steady stream. If you want to buy books as Christmas presents for friends or for yourself, the publishers are … Continue reading

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Doing one’s best in Botswana

Aficionados of fine wine and food speak of cleansing the palate so that their tastes will be fresh and clear, enabling them to fully appreciate whatever it is they are going to experience next. I find myself thinking of reading … Continue reading

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Alexander McCall Smith: He’s not just about the Ladies’ Detective Agency

Like many readers, I fell in love with Precious Ramotswe when Alexander McCall Smith’s first No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel arrived on the scene in the United States in 2001 (a few years after it was published in the … Continue reading

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Into Africa

Once his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books became hits, Alexander McCall Smith came out with an impressive number of other series. McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe, taught law at the University of Botswana and medical … Continue reading

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