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44 Scotland Street: Episodes 61 to 65

Missed an edition of 44 Scotland Street? Don't worry - Alexander McCall Smith will provide weekly updates here at scotsman.com... Follow 44 Scotland Street each day in the print edition of The Scotsman.

As his primate opera version of 'the Scottish play' returns to Scotland, Alexander McCall Smith talks about how his African experiences have led to a string of successes

YOU'D be surprised at the amount of opera going on down Botswana way. Needless to say, novelist and frequent visitor Alexander McCall Smith has a hand in it, as has fictional Precious Ramotswe (his best-selling No 1 lady detective), if only as an iconoclastic local brand name.

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44 Scotland Street: Episodes 56-60

Missed an edition of 44 Scotland Street? Don't worry - Alexander McCall Smith will provide weekly updates here at scotsman.com... Follow 44 Scotland Street each day in the print edition of The Scotsman.

Alexander McCall Smith remembers the Edinburgh Underground

For over 60 years, Scotland's capital had a tube system which was a much-appreciated feature of the city's life. Here, it is fondly remembered by one of its greatest admirers, Alexander McCall Smith

44 Scotland Street: Episodes 26-30

Missed an edition of 44 Scotland Street? Don't worry - Alexander McCall Smith will provide weekly updates here at scotsman.com... Follow 44 Scotland Street each day in the print edition of The Scotsman.

44 Scotland Street: Episodes 21-25

Missed an edition of 44 Scotland Street? Don't worry - Alexander McCall Smith will provide weekly updates here at scotsman.com... Follow 44 Scotland Street each day in the print edition of The Scotsman.

44 Scotland Street: Episodes 16 to 20

Missed an edition of 44 Scotland Street? Don't worry - Alexander McCall Smith will provide weekly updates here at scotsman.com... Follow 44 Scotland Street each day in the print edition of The Scotsman.

Alexander McCall Smith answers call to arms

SCOTLAND Street author Alexander McCall Smith has joined the campaign for a visitor centre to commemorate the Battle of Prestonpans.

Dial up McCall Smith's Mma Ramotswe via an iPhone app

Fans of author Alexander McCall Smith can now keep up to date with his work thanks to the launch of a dedicated app.

Alexander McCall Smith introduces the new series of 44 Scotland Street

Alexander McCall Smith sets the scene for the new series of 44 Scotland Street, which resumes in The Scotsman on Monday

Alexander McCall Smith proves No.1 hit in home of his lady detective

THE novels of best-selling Edinburgh author Alexander McCall Smith have transformed the international image of Botswana through the gentle figure of his heroine. Precious Ramotswe and her No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

Outdoors: Skye

We drove from Morvern up to Mallaig through Ardnamurchan and Moidart. In the middle of May such a journey may be made in any sort of weather: winter can linger in such latitudes, and return in a sting of sleet or a snell wind from the wrong quarter. Or it may suddenly become balmy, with warmth in the sun and a sparkle on water. Nothing should surprise one in the west when it comes to the elements.

Edinburgh author Alexander McCall Smith joins the No 1 lawyers

BEST-SELLING detective book author Alexander McCall Smith has joined the legal profession.

Best bar none – a legal high for writer Alexander McCall Smith

AUTHOR Alexander McCall Smith yesterday joined the legal profession.

Little monkey business as Precious makes her debut in Scots

THE tale of how a world-famous fictional detective solves her first mystery was read in Scots for the first time at the launch of Alexander McCall Smith's latest book yesterday.

Alexander McCall Smith sends wee Precious roond warld – in Scots

IMAGINE Arthur Conan Doyle writing a story about the young Sherlock Holmes and insisting that it appears in print in Scots for a year before it is translated into English or any other language.

Alexander McCall Smith picks comforts of home to launch new book

IT IS the latest in a series of global bestsellers, destined to be translated into 45 languages and sold around the world, but the next book in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is to be launched by a small independent bookshop on the doorstep of its author's home in Merchiston.

Fully booked

IT CAN sometimes seem as if there are two James Naughties. On one hand, there's the political Naughtie, long-term commentator on British-American relations, the man who first revealed the depth of the Blair-Brown feud in his study The Rivals, and, as presenter of the BBC's Today programme, an interviewer alert to every evasion and slippery contortion of highly spun MPs.

Interview: Alexander McCall Smith, author

A LITTLE over a year has passed since we last visited that sunnier, happier and generally better-behaved Edinburgh that Alexander McCall Smith conjures into existence in his 44 Scotland Street daily novel on these pages.

Glittering prize from Precious' creator

THERE will only be one copy produced – and it could be yours, for a price.

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