Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. Since then he has devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.
'sure to delight readers of any age' - Edinburgh Life; 'written by Alexander McCall Smith, with all that means in terms of style and humour . . what joy!' - Scotsman; 'with Alexander McCall Smith's detailed knowledge of sailing and his easy style of writing, this proved to be a really enjoyable book, complimented by comic strip style illustrations from Iain McIntosh' - Women Together