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Alexander McCall Smith

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
Foto taget av: Alexander McCall Smith, Hobart 25 August 2008

Serier

Verk av Alexander McCall Smith

Damernas detektivbyrå (1998) 14,235 exemplar, 402 recensioner
Giraffens tårar (2000) 7,075 exemplar, 157 recensioner
Vackra flickors lott (2001) 6,119 exemplar, 105 recensioner
Kalaharis skrivmaskinsskola för män (2002) 5,711 exemplar, 102 recensioner
Livets skafferi (2003) 4,859 exemplar, 87 recensioner
I muntra damers sällskap (2004) 4,506 exemplar, 81 recensioner
Lycka och ett par blå skor (2006) 4,083 exemplar, 73 recensioner
Filosofiska söndagsklubben (2004) 4,036 exemplar, 126 recensioner
Den gode maken på Zebra Drive (2007) 3,557 exemplar, 77 recensioner
Livet på Scotland street 44 (2005) 3,424 exemplar, 123 recensioner
Miraklet på Speedy Motors (2008) 3,019 exemplar, 83 recensioner
Tedags för normalt byggda damer (2009) 2,558 exemplar, 79 recensioner
Kärlek, vänskap och choklad (2005) 2,545 exemplar, 63 recensioner
Extra bekvämt på safariklubben (2010) 2,019 exemplar, 67 recensioner
Espressoberättelser (2005) 1,950 exemplar, 50 recensioner
Rätt inställning till regn (2006) 1,903 exemplar, 55 recensioner
Lördagens stora bröllopsfest (2011) 1,586 exemplar, 68 recensioner
Kärlek på skotska : [mer om Scotland Street 44] (2006) 1,518 exemplar, 39 recensioner
Det varsamma bruket av komplimanger (2007) 1,514 exemplar, 42 recensioner
Portugisiska oregelbundna verb (2003) 1,455 exemplar, 53 recensioner
Limpopos akademi för privatdetektiver (2012) 1,371 exemplar, 58 recensioner
The World According to Bertie (2007) 1,297 exemplar, 24 recensioner
The Comfort of Saturdays (2008) 1,164 exemplar, 36 recensioner
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones (2008) 1,137 exemplar, 35 recensioner
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (2013) 1,091 exemplar, 62 recensioner
Corduroy Mansions (2009) 1,073 exemplar, 59 recensioner
Ett slags tax (2003) 1,035 exemplar, 23 recensioner
La's Orchestra Saves the World (2008) 1,029 exemplar, 70 recensioner
Tacksamhetens bortglömda konst (2009) 918 exemplar, 36 recensioner
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (2014) 904 exemplar, 49 recensioner
At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances (2003) 901 exemplar, 19 recensioner
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (2015) 861 exemplar, 44 recensioner
Drömguden : myten om Angus (2006) 853 exemplar, 31 recensioner
Emma (2014) 837 exemplar, 54 recensioner
The Charming Quirks of Others (2010) 809 exemplar, 33 recensioner
The Dog Who Came in from the Cold (2010) 754 exemplar, 27 recensioner
Precious and Grace (2016) 725 exemplar, 28 recensioner
The Importance of Being Seven (2010) 638 exemplar, 23 recensioner
The House of Unexpected Sisters (2018) 632 exemplar, 30 recensioner
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (2011) 588 exemplar, 32 recensioner
Avdelningen för känsliga brott (2019) 580 exemplar, 30 recensioner
Heavenly Date & Other Flirtations (1995) 570 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Flickan som gifte sig med ett lejon (2004) 560 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Trains and Lovers (2012) 548 exemplar, 32 recensioner
Professor doktor von Igelfelds bravader (2003) 540 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Colours of All the Cattle (2018) 536 exemplar, 27 recensioner
Bertie Plays the Blues (2011) 536 exemplar, 26 recensioner
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (2012) 524 exemplar, 28 recensioner
My Italian Bulldozer (2016) 514 exemplar, 26 recensioner
Precious and the Monkeys (2010) 491 exemplar, 21 recensioner
A Conspiracy of Friends (2011) 442 exemplar, 17 recensioner
Sunshine on Scotland Street (2012) 427 exemplar, 19 recensioner
To the Land of Long Lost Friends (2019) 426 exemplar, 17 recensioner
The Novel Habits of Happiness (2015) 405 exemplar, 14 recensioner
How to Raise an Elephant (2020) 373 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers (2013) 359 exemplar, 18 recensioner
The Revolving Door of Life (2015) 341 exemplar, 12 recensioner
The Forever Girl (2014) 341 exemplar, 18 recensioner
A Distant View of Everything (2017) 320 exemplar, 17 recensioner
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil (2011) 318 exemplar, 15 recensioner
The Joy and Light Bus Company (2021) 302 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Akimbo och lejonen (1992) 298 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Bertie Project (2017) 274 exemplar, 13 recensioner
A Time of Love and Tartan (2017) 263 exemplar, 13 recensioner
The Second-Worst Restaurant in France (2019) 249 exemplar, 9 recensioner
The Quiet Side of Passion (2018) 248 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill (2013) 245 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Akimbo och elefanterna (1990) 240 exemplar, 1 recension
A Song of Comfortable Chairs (2022) 236 exemplar, 12 recensioner
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse (2017) 229 exemplar, 12 recensioner
The Peppermint Tea Chronicles (2019) 222 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Chance Developments: Stories (2015) 216 exemplar, 11 recensioner
The Geometry of Holding Hands (2020) 194 exemplar, 17 recensioner
The Talented Mr. Varg (2020) 182 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Perils of Morning Coffee (2011) 177 exemplar, 5 recensioner
A Promise of Ankles (2020) 160 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion (2013) 159 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Akimbo och ormarna (2006) 149 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Akimbo och krokodilmannen (1993) 148 exemplar, 3 recensioner
From a Far and Lovely Country (2023) 144 exemplar, 10 recensioner
What W. H. Auden Can Do for You (2013) 142 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Sweet Remnants of Summer (2022) 137 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party (2014) 129 exemplar, 7 recensioner
The Man with the Silver Saab (2021) 128 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Love in the Time of Bertie (2021) 123 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean (1990) 119 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious Stories (1982) 110 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Cleverness of Ladies (2012) 101 exemplar, 6 recensioner
One City (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 98 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Enigma of Garlic (2022) 98 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Akimbo och babianerna (2008) 93 exemplar, 2 recensioner
At the Reunion Buffet (2015) 80 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Bursting Balloons Mystery (1997) 75 exemplar, 2 recensioner
School Ship Tobermory (2015) 71 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Strange Case of the Moderate Extremists (2019) 70 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine (2016) 63 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean (1993) 63 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Books 1-7 (2006) 56 exemplar, 1 recension
The Pavilion in the Clouds (2021) 54 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Bubbelgumträdet (1996) 43 exemplar
Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer (2016) 43 exemplar, 1 recension
The Spaghetti Tangle (1991) 42 exemplar, 1 recension
The Sands of Shark Island (School Ship Tobermory) (2016) 40 exemplar, 1 recension
In a Time of Distance: and Other Poems (2020) 38 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Teacher Trouble (1994) 36 exemplar
Popcornpiraterna (1999) 36 exemplar
The Perfect Passion Company (2024) 25 exemplar, 1 recension
Munkberget (2005) 20 exemplar
Calculator Annie (1992) 20 exemplar, 1 recension
The Akimbo Adventures (2015) 18 exemplar
Cook For Me (2023) 17 exemplar
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Books 1-8 (2009) 17 exemplar, 1 recension
The Joke Machine (2006) 16 exemplar
The Banana Machine (1996) 16 exemplar
Explosive Adventures (2015) 14 exemplar
The Private Life of Spies (2023) 13 exemplar
The Muscle Machine (1995) 13 exemplar
The ice-cream bicycle (1992) 12 exemplar
Varg in Love (2013) 11 exemplar
Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery (2018) 10 exemplar, 1 recension
Boing Boing (2016) 10 exemplar, 1 recension
Paddy and the Ratcatcher (1994) 9 exemplar
Billy Rubbish (1996) 8 exemplar
Who Invented Peanut Butter? (1993) 7 exemplar
Good Dog Lion (2014) 5 exemplar
BP Portrait Award 2008 (2008) 5 exemplar
Suzy Magician (1990) 4 exemplar
Marzipan Max (1991) 3 exemplar
Emma [excerpts] (2014) 3 exemplar, 1 recension
My Italian Holiday 2 exemplar
The Watermelon Boys (1996) 2 exemplar
Scots criminal law (1997) 2 exemplar
Travel Tales (2013) 2 exemplar
Trams, and Other Big Questions 2 exemplar, 1 recension
Isabel Dalhousie series 2 exemplar, 1 recension
Jeffrey's joke machine (1990) 2 exemplar
The tin dog (1990) 2 exemplar
Marvellous Mix-ups 1 exemplar
Pianos and Flowers 1 exemplar
Little Theatre (1982) 1 exemplar
East Coast Stories 1 exemplar
The Return of Note 1 exemplar
The Ceremony 1 exemplar
A Woman from Botswana 1 exemplar, 1 recension
Three Tall Novels 1 exemplar, 1 recension
Monkey Boy (2000) 1 exemplar
Margaritanin Yüregi (2015) 1 exemplar
Alix and the Tigers (1988) 1 exemplar
Film Boy (Read alouds) (1988) 1 exemplar
Still Life 1 exemplar

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The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar, 1 recension
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Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
McCall Smith, R. Alexander
Födelsedag
1948-08-24
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
Födelseort
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia)
Bostadsorter
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Botswana
Swaziland
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Utbildning
University of Edinburgh (LL.B|PhD)
Christian Brothers College, Bulawayo
Yrken
author
novelist
writer
professor (Medical Law)
Organisationer
The Really Terrible Orchestra
Royal Society of Edinburgh (Fellow ∙ 2001)
Priser och utmärkelser
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
Agent
Caroline Walsh (David Higham Associates)
Kort biografi
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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Isabel är snabbtänkt och klipsk. Och får sig faktiskt en och annan tankeställare där hon farit lite väl våghalsigt fram.
 
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Medlemmar
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Popularitet
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Betyg
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ISBN
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