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Author Alexander McCall Smith, whose output tops 100 books, says he still finds himself itching to write the next book. File picture: GRAHAM CLARK/PUBLICITY & THE PRINTED WORD via BLOOMBERG NEWS

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The gentleman behind the gentle crime series

Prolific author Alexander McCall Smith’s enthusiasm has not waned, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

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This pared-down debut encapsulates an entire lifetime to powerful effect, writes Maria Crawford

BOOK REVIEW: Very different ways to clean up your act

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Putting stuff back in place improves your memory and calms you down, writes Tim Harford

BOOK REVIEW: History and disbelief are in abeyance in this sci-fi fable

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Author Ben Elton aspires to elevate the story beyond its strengths, thereby diluting its best attributes — mystery and adventure, writes Eugene Goddard

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The gentleman behind the gentle crime series

Author Alexander McCall Smith, whose output tops 100 books, says he still finds himself itching to write the next book. File picture: GRAHAM CLARK/PUBLICITY & THE PRINTED WORD via BLOOMBERG NEWS
12 day(s) ago

Prolific author Alexander McCall Smith’s enthusiasm has not waned, writes Sue Grant-Marshall


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