Lindum Books - Alexander McCall Smith - Author talk & signing
The author of much-loved No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series will be joining us in conversation with Tim Rideout about his three new titles: A Song of Comfortable Chairs (No.1 Ladies' series), Sweet Remnants of Summer (Isabel Dalhousie series) and The Exquisite Art of Getting Even (his new short story collection).
In the twenty-third book in the perennially adored The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Grace Makutsi's husband, Phuti, is in a bind. An international firm is attempting to undercut his prices in the office furniture market. Phuti has always been concerned with quality and comfort, but this new firm seems interested only in profits. To make matters worse, they have a slick new advertising campaign that seems hard to beat. Nonetheless with Mma Ramotswe's help, Phuti comes up with a campaign that may just do the trick. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is approached by an old friend who has a troubled son. Grace and Phuti agree to lend a hand, but the boy proves difficult to reach, and the situation is more than they can handle on their own. It will require not only all of their patience and dedication, but also the help of Mma Ramotswe and the formidable Mma Potokwani in order to help the child. Faced with more than her fair share of domestic problems, Mma Makutsi deals with it all with her usual grace. That, along with the kindness, generosity, and good sense that the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is known for, assure us that in the end, all these matters will be set right.
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.
The author will be signing books in person after the talk.
The cafe will be
Tickets are available at £7 from Lindum Books and online from The Collection. www.thecollectionmuseum.com/exhibitions-and-events/view/author-talk-alexander-mccall-smith
The Collection 4 Dane’s Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 1LP
Thu 13 October