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Alexander McCall Smith

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

272+ Works 111,739 Membros 3,363 Críticas 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 por Alexander McCall Smith

The No. 1 Ladiesʼ Detective Agency (1998) 14,029 exemplares
Tears of the Giraffe (2000) 7,005 exemplares
Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001) 6,039 exemplares
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (2002) 5,632 exemplares
The Full Cupboard of Life (2003) 4,801 exemplares
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004) 4,455 exemplares
Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006) 4,033 exemplares
The Sunday Philosophy Club (2004) 3,984 exemplares
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007) 3,513 exemplares
44 Scotland Street (2005) 3,394 exemplares
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008) 2,982 exemplares
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (2009) 2,518 exemplares
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (2005) 2,516 exemplares
The Double Comfort Safari Club (2010) 1,983 exemplares
Espresso Tales (2005) 1,926 exemplares
The Right Attitude to Rain (2006) 1,877 exemplares
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (2011) 1,554 exemplares
Love Over Scotland (2006) 1,498 exemplares
The Careful Use of Compliments (2007) 1,490 exemplares
Portuguese Irregular Verbs (2003) 1,442 exemplares
The World According to Bertie (2007) 1,281 exemplares
The Comfort of Saturdays (2008) 1,143 exemplares
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones (2008) 1,125 exemplares
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (2013) 1,064 exemplares
Corduroy Mansions (2009) 1,054 exemplares
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (2003) 1,021 exemplares
La's Orchestra Saves the World (2008) 1,011 exemplares
The Lost Art of Gratitude (2009) 899 exemplares
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (2014) 887 exemplares
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (2015) 846 exemplares
Emma (2014) 823 exemplares
The Charming Quirks of Others (2010) 796 exemplares
The Dog Who Came in from the Cold (2010) 734 exemplares
Precious and Grace (2016) 705 exemplares
The Importance of Being Seven (2010) 628 exemplares
The House of Unexpected Sisters (2018) 613 exemplares
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (2011) 569 exemplares
Heavenly Date & Other Flirtations (1995) 557 exemplares
The Department of Sensitive Crimes (2019) 556 exemplares
The Girl Who Married a Lion (2004) 549 exemplares
Trains and Lovers (2012) 533 exemplares
The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom (2003) 532 exemplares
Bertie Plays the Blues (2011) 520 exemplares
The Colours of All the Cattle (2018) 516 exemplares
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (2012) 510 exemplares
My Italian Bulldozer (2016) 498 exemplares
Precious and the Monkeys (2010) 478 exemplares
A Conspiracy of Friends (2011) 429 exemplares
To the Land of Long Lost Friends (2019) 416 exemplares
Sunshine on Scotland Street (2012) 415 exemplares
The Novel Habits of Happiness (2015) 389 exemplares
How to Raise an Elephant (2020) 360 exemplares
Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers (2013) 350 exemplares
The Forever Girl (2014) 335 exemplares
The Revolving Door of Life (2015) 328 exemplares
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil (2011) 311 exemplares
A Distant View of Everything (2017) 296 exemplares
Akimbo and the Lions (1992) 292 exemplares
The Joy and Light Bus Company (2021) 276 exemplares
The Bertie Project (2017) 266 exemplares
A Time of Love and Tartan (2017) 251 exemplares
The Quiet Side of Passion (2018) 237 exemplares
Akimbo and the Elephants (1990) 229 exemplares
A Song of Comfortable Chairs (2022) 216 exemplares
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse (2017) 216 exemplares
The Peppermint Tea Chronicles (2019) 215 exemplares
Chance Developments: Stories (2015) 207 exemplares
The Geometry of Holding Hands (2020) 180 exemplares
The Perils of Morning Coffee (2011) 174 exemplares
The Talented Mr. Varg (2020) 173 exemplares
A Promise of Ankles (2020) 153 exemplares
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man (1993) 145 exemplares
Akimbo and the Snakes (2006) 143 exemplares
What W. H. Auden Can Do for You (2013) 131 exemplares
Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party (2014) 126 exemplares
The Man with the Silver Saab (2021) 117 exemplares
The Sweet Remnants of Summer (2022) 117 exemplares
Love in the Time of Bertie (2021) 109 exemplares
From a Far and Lovely Country (2023) 101 exemplares
One City (2005) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Cleverness of Ladies (2012) 96 exemplares
Akimbo and the Baboons (2008) 92 exemplares
The Enigma of Garlic (2022) 81 exemplares
At the Reunion Buffet (2015) 76 exemplares
The Bursting Balloons Mystery (1997) 74 exemplares
School Ship Tobermory (2015) 65 exemplares
The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean (1993) 61 exemplares
Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine (2016) 58 exemplares
The Pavilion in the Clouds (2021) 47 exemplares
Precious and the Zebra Necklace (2015) 44 exemplares
The Bubblegum Tree (1892) 43 exemplares
Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer (2016) 42 exemplares
The Spaghetti Tangle (1991) 41 exemplares
The Popcorn Pirates (1999) 36 exemplares
Teacher Trouble (1728) 35 exemplares
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2008 (2007) 23 exemplares
Calculator Annie (1992) 20 exemplares
The Doughnut Ring (2000) 19 exemplares
The Akimbo Adventures (2015) 18 exemplares
The Joke Machine (2006) 16 exemplares
The Banana Machine (1996) 15 exemplares
Cook For Me (2023) 15 exemplares
Explosive Adventures (2015) 13 exemplares
The Muscle Machine (1995) 13 exemplares
Confessions of a Serial Novelist (2007) 13 exemplares
The ice-cream bicycle (1992) 12 exemplares
[unidentified works] 11 exemplares
Varg in Love (2012) 11 exemplares
Boing Boing (2016) 10 exemplares
The Private Life of Spies (2023) 9 exemplares
Paddy and the Ratcatcher (1994) 9 exemplares
Billy Rubbish (1996) 8 exemplares
Who Invented Peanut Butter? (1993) 7 exemplares
Good Dog Lion (2014) 5 exemplares
BP Portrait Award 2008 (2008) 5 exemplares
Milk bird : an African folktale (2001) 4 exemplares
Suzy Magician (1990) 4 exemplares
The Perfect Passion Company (2024) 4 exemplares
Marzipan Max (1991) 3 exemplares
Emma [excerpts] (2014) 3 exemplares
Jeffrey's joke machine (1990) 2 exemplares
The Watermelon Boys (1996) 2 exemplares
Noah Wild and the floating zoo (2021) 2 exemplares
Travel Tales (2013) 2 exemplares
The tin dog (1990) 2 exemplares
My Italian Holiday 2 exemplares
The Misunderstanding of Glencoe (2010) 2 exemplares
Scots criminal law (1997) 2 exemplares
Little Theatre (1982) 1 exemplar
Three Tall Novels 1 exemplar
Marvellous Mix-ups 1 exemplar
Film Boy (Read alouds) (1988) 1 exemplar
Alix and the Tigers (1988) 1 exemplar
East Coast Stories 1 exemplar
Still Life 1 exemplar
The Return of Note 1 exemplar
The Ceremony 1 exemplar
Margaritanin Yüregi (2015) 1 exemplar
Monkey Boy (2000) 1 exemplar
rafe suze (2005) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Pride and Prejudice (1813) — Prefácio, algumas edições79,738 exemplares
Excellent Women (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições2,716 exemplares
The Tiger in the Smoke (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições1,401 exemplares
High Rising (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições676 exemplares
Wild Strawberries (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições527 exemplares
Symposium (1990) — Introdução, algumas edições487 exemplares
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contribuidor — 403 exemplares
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições302 exemplares
The Female Detective (1864) — Prefácio, algumas edições175 exemplares
Mrs Tim Carries On (1941) — Introdução, algumas edições150 exemplares
Spring Magic (1941) — Introdução, algumas edições128 exemplares
Mrs. Tim Flies Home (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições127 exemplares
Mrs. Tim Gets a Job (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições127 exemplares
Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes (1879) — Introdução, algumas edições117 exemplares
Smouldering Fire (1935)algumas edições103 exemplares
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers (2014) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Under a Monsoon Cloud (1986) — Prefácio, algumas edições70 exemplares
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Ox-Tales: Air (2009) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The No. 1 Ladies's Detective Agency: The Complete First Season (2009) — Original novel — 67 exemplares
The Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece (1707) — Prefácio — 63 exemplares
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People (2011) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Sunday Night Book Club (2006) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2010 v01 #307 (2010) — Autor — 12 exemplares
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Scottish Printed Books, 1508–2008 (2008) — Prefácio — 7 exemplares
Tales from African Dreamtime (2009) — Introdução — 5 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
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
Ocupações
author
novelist
writer
professor (Medical Law)
Organizações
The Really Terrible Orchestra
Royal Society of Edinburgh (Fellow ∙ 2001)
Prémios e menções honrosas
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)

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

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Mma Ramotswe resolve casos considerados insolúveis. Com a prestimosa ajuda de Mma Makutsi, sua secretária promovida a detetive assistente, ela percorre em sua pequena van branca o solo árido de Botsuana em busca da solução para os mistérios de seus clientes. Neste segundo volume da série iniciada com "Agência Nº1 de Mulheres Detetives", Mma Ramotswe se vê às voltas com o enigma do desaparecimento de um americano nas matas de Botsuana, dez anos antes. Ao mesmo tempo, cuida dos preparativos para seu casamento com o sr. J. L. B. Matekoni. Como a girafa, que doa suas lágrimas para que as artesãs africanas untem suas cestas, Mma Ramotswe acredita que cada pessoa deve doar algo de si para seu semelhante. E é dessa crença que faz seu raro ofício.… (mais)
 
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Élisabeth Kern Translator
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Carole Hanna Translator
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Kate Hindley Illustrator
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Estatísticas

Obras
272
Also by
50
Membros
111,739
Popularidade
#76
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
3,363
ISBN
3,253
Línguas
37
Marcado como favorito
260

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