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Alexander McCall Smith

Autor(a) de The No. 1 Ladiesʼ Detective Agency

272+ Works 111,839 Membros 3,363 Reviews 260 Favorited

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law mostrar mais of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He also writes the Corduroy Mansions, Isabel Dalhousie and 44 Scotland Street series. He has received numerous awards, including The Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award and the 2004 United Kingdom's Author of the Year Award. His book, The Full Cupboard of Life, received the Saga Award for Wit in the United Kingdom. In 2007, he received a CBE for his services in literature. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Alexander McCall Smith, Hobart 25 August 2008

Séries

Obras de Alexander McCall Smith

Tears of the Giraffe (2000) 7,013 cópias
Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001) 6,043 cópias
The Full Cupboard of Life (2003) 4,805 cópias
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004) 4,459 cópias
Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006) 4,035 cópias
The Sunday Philosophy Club (2004) 3,987 cópias
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007) 3,515 cópias
44 Scotland Street (2005) 3,396 cópias
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008) 2,982 cópias
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (2005) 2,519 cópias
The Double Comfort Safari Club (2010) 1,985 cópias
Espresso Tales (2005) 1,927 cópias
The Right Attitude to Rain (2006) 1,879 cópias
Love Over Scotland (2006) 1,499 cópias
The Careful Use of Compliments (2007) 1,491 cópias
Portuguese Irregular Verbs (2003) 1,442 cópias
The World According to Bertie (2007) 1,282 cópias
The Comfort of Saturdays (2008) 1,144 cópias
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (2013) 1,065 cópias
Corduroy Mansions (2009) 1,055 cópias
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (2003) 1,021 cópias
La's Orchestra Saves the World (2008) 1,011 cópias
The Lost Art of Gratitude (2009) 900 cópias
Emma (2014) 822 cópias
The Charming Quirks of Others (2010) 797 cópias
Precious and Grace (2016) 705 cópias
The Importance of Being Seven (2010) 628 cópias
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (2011) 570 cópias
The Girl Who Married a Lion (2004) 549 cópias
Trains and Lovers (2012) 534 cópias
The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom (2003) 532 cópias
Bertie Plays the Blues (2011) 520 cópias
The Colours of All the Cattle (2018) 518 cópias
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (2012) 510 cópias
My Italian Bulldozer (2016) 499 cópias
Precious and the Monkeys (2010) 478 cópias
A Conspiracy of Friends (2011) 429 cópias
Sunshine on Scotland Street (2012) 415 cópias
The Novel Habits of Happiness (2015) 391 cópias
How to Raise an Elephant (2020) 361 cópias
The Forever Girl (2014) 336 cópias
The Revolving Door of Life (2015) 329 cópias
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil (2011) 311 cópias
A Distant View of Everything (2017) 297 cópias
Akimbo and the Lions (1992) 292 cópias
The Joy and Light Bus Company (2021) 276 cópias
The Bertie Project (2017) 266 cópias
A Time of Love and Tartan (2017) 251 cópias
The Quiet Side of Passion (2018) 238 cópias
Akimbo and the Elephants (1990) 229 cópias
A Song of Comfortable Chairs (2022) 218 cópias
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse (2017) 216 cópias
The Peppermint Tea Chronicles (2019) 215 cópias
Chance Developments: Stories (2015) 207 cópias
The Geometry of Holding Hands (2020) 181 cópias
The Perils of Morning Coffee (2011) 174 cópias
The Talented Mr. Varg (2020) 174 cópias
A Promise of Ankles (2020) 154 cópias
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man (1993) 145 cópias
Akimbo and the Snakes (2006) 143 cópias
Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party (2014) 126 cópias
The Sweet Remnants of Summer (2022) 118 cópias
The Man with the Silver Saab (2021) 117 cópias
Love in the Time of Bertie (2021) 110 cópias
From a Far and Lovely Country (2023) 107 cópias
One City (2005) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
The Cleverness of Ladies (2012) 96 cópias
Akimbo and the Baboons (2008) 92 cópias
The Enigma of Garlic (2022) 83 cópias
At the Reunion Buffet (2015) 76 cópias
School Ship Tobermory (2015) 65 cópias
Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine (2016) 58 cópias
The Pavilion in the Clouds (2021) 47 cópias
The Bubblegum Tree (1892) 43 cópias
Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer (2016) 42 cópias
The Spaghetti Tangle (1991) 41 cópias
The Popcorn Pirates (1999) 36 cópias
Teacher Trouble (1728) 35 cópias
Calculator Annie (1992) 20 cópias
The Doughnut Ring (2000) 19 cópias
The Akimbo Adventures (2015) 18 cópias
The Joke Machine (2006) 16 cópias
The Banana Machine (1996) 15 cópias
Cook For Me (2023) 15 cópias
Explosive Adventures (2015) 13 cópias
The Muscle Machine (1995) 13 cópias
The ice-cream bicycle (1992) 12 cópias
Varg in Love (2012) 11 cópias
Boing Boing (2016) 10 cópias
The Private Life of Spies (2023) 9 cópias
Paddy and the Ratcatcher (1994) 9 cópias
Billy Rubbish (1996) 8 cópias
Who Invented Peanut Butter? (1993) 7 cópias
The Perfect Passion Company (2024) 6 cópias
Good Dog Lion (2014) 5 cópias
BP Portrait Award 2008 (2008) 5 cópias
Suzy Magician (1990) 4 cópias
Marzipan Max (1991) 3 cópias
Emma [excerpts] (2014) 3 cópias
Jeffrey's joke machine (1990) 2 cópias
The Watermelon Boys (1996) 2 cópias
Travel Tales (2013) 2 cópias
The tin dog (1990) 2 cópias
Scots criminal law (1997) 2 cópias
Little Theatre (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Sunday Philosophy Club Signed Copy (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
A Woman from Botswana 1 exemplar(es)
Babianerna som gick skilda vg̃ar (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Three Tall Novels 1 exemplar(es)
Marvellous Mix-ups 1 exemplar(es)
The Ice Cream Bicycle & Rosa's Sin (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
A Goose For Christmas 1 exemplar(es)
Film Boy (Read alouds) (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Alix and the Tigers (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
44 Scotland Street Collection (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
The Girl Who Changed the Weather (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
East Coast Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Animal Intelligence 1 exemplar(es)
Still Life 1 exemplar(es)
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
The Return of Note 1 exemplar(es)
All About Drink and Drug Abuse (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
The Ceremony 1 exemplar(es)
Margaritanin Yüregi (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Monkey Boy (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Good Morning Killer 1 exemplar(es)
rafe suze (2005) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Pride and Prejudice (1813) — Prefácio, algumas edições79,793 cópias
Excellent Women (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições2,717 cópias
The Tiger in the Smoke (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições1,401 cópias
High Rising (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições676 cópias
Wild Strawberries (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições527 cópias
Symposium (1990) — Introdução, algumas edições487 cópias
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contribuinte — 403 cópias
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições302 cópias
The Female Detective (1864) — Prefácio, algumas edições177 cópias
Mrs Tim Carries On (1941) — Introdução, algumas edições150 cópias
Spring Magic (1941) — Introdução, algumas edições128 cópias
Mrs. Tim Flies Home (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições127 cópias
Mrs. Tim Gets a Job (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições127 cópias
Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes (1879) — Introdução, algumas edições117 cópias
Smouldering Fire (1935)algumas edições103 cópias
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Under a Monsoon Cloud (1986) — Prefácio, algumas edições70 cópias
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Ox-Tales: Air (2009) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The No. 1 Ladies's Detective Agency: The Complete First Season (2009) — Original novel — 67 cópias
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People (2011) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
The Sunday Night Book Club (2006) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2010 v01 #307 (2010) — Autor — 12 cópias
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Scottish Printed Books, 1508–2008 (2008) — Prefácio — 7 cópias
Tales from African Dreamtime (2009) — Introdução — 5 cópias
The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
McCall Smith, R. Alexander
Data de nascimento
1948-08-24
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia)
Locais de residência
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Botswana
Swaziland
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Educação
University of Edinburgh (LL.B|PhD)
Christian Brothers College, Bulawayo
Ocupação
author
novelist
writer
professor (Medical Law)
Organizações
The Really Terrible Orchestra
Royal Society of Edinburgh (Fellow ∙ 2001)
Premiações
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 2006)
British Book Award (Author of the Year, 2004)
Edinburgh University's School of Law, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 2007
Agente
Caroline Walsh (David Higham Associates)
Pequena biografia
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH has a double existence. He is a Professor of Medical Law, but also an author who has now written over fifty books on a wide range of subjects. These range from specialist titles such as 'Forensic Aspects of Sleep', (the only book on the subject) to 'The Criminal Law of Botswana' (also the only book on the subject) and from the widely translated 'The Perfect Hamburger' (a children's novel) to 'Portuguese Irregular Verbs' (a collection of stories about eccentric German professors). His collection of African stories, 'Children of Wax', received critical acclaim and has been the subject of an award-winning film.

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Discussions

#1 Ladies Detective Agency em All Books Africa (Maio 2009)

Resenhas

This is the most recently published book in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. It contains the same familiar endearing characters, a couple of cases that need to be solved, wisdom and compassion, caring and humor all set in Gaborone, Botswana. You can read this as a stand-alone, but you’ll enjoy it more if you’ve read at least the first few books which define the characters’ relationships and personalities.

The qualities that make this series stand out from other mysteries is the calm, relaxed pace of the story; the style of speech which is almost poetic in its rhythm; and the thoughtfulness of Mma Ramotswe, the wise and loveable No. 1 lady detective.

It's a charming, feel-good, relaxing novel that’s the perfect break from a tense thriller, stressful family drama, tell-all memoir, or your own life situation.
… (mais)
½
 
Marcado
PhyllisReads | outras 6 resenhas | Feb 16, 2024 |
It's such a pleasure to read work from a gentle person; he treats humanity so beautifully.
 
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asendor | outras 28 resenhas | Feb 15, 2024 |
Compared to the other books I've read by McCall Smith, this is my least favorite. I think it's probably due to its original form as a daily series. Each little vignette is charming, but it doesn't come together as well as the others.
 
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asendor | outras 122 resenhas | Feb 15, 2024 |

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Élisabeth Kern Translator
Martine Skopan Translator
Lisette Lecat Narrator
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David Rintoul Narrator, Reader
Nadine Mutz Übersetzer
Denyse Beaulieu Translator
Jocelyne Barsse Translator
Susan Lyons Narrator
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Kelly Blair Cover designer
Carole Hanna Translator
Taina Helkamo Translator
Kate Hindley Illustrator
Nick Ward Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
272
Also by
50
Membros
111,839
Popularidade
#76
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
3,363
ISBNs
3,253
Idiomas
37
Favorito
260

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