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ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

Alexander is one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors, having written and contributed to more than 100 books.

His highly successful The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has become a household name, the series selling more than twenty million copies in the English language alone. His other various series of books have been

translated into 46 languages and became bestsellers throughout the world.

These include the popular 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman newspaper and now the longest-running serial novel in the world; the Isabel Dalhousie novels; the von Igelfeld series; a

nd the Corduroy Mansions series. In addition, Alexander has written a number of standalone novels, including My Italian Bulldozer, Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party and Chance Developments. He has also written more than 30 children’s books.