Online Talk

A Night In with Alexander McCall Smith

(THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED)

Join bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, in conversation with Fiona Lindsay, to celebrate the publication of his newest books A Song of Comfortable Chairs and The Enigma of Garlic.

The ‘stream and A Song of Comfortable Chairs’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of A Song of Comfortable Chairs (RRP £18.99) deliverable to any UK or international address. The ‘stream and The Enigma of Garlic’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of The Enigma of Garlic (RRP £17.99) deliverable to any UK or international address. The ‘stream and book bundle’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of both A Song of Comfortable Chairs and The Enigma of Garlic deliverable to any UK or international address. This event is FREE to watch.

The event will initially be broadcast on 14 December at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to two weeks after the event has ended and can be accessed worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for two weeks.

If you have any questions, please email faneonline@fane.co.uk.

The latest instalment of the beloved 44 Scotland Street series is The Enigma of Garlic. A wise and witty novel that is full of warmth and brings to life a wealth of charming characters.

It’s the most anticipated event of the decade: Big Lou and Fat Bob’s wedding and everyone is invited! After a wonderful day, Big Lou crashes back down to earth and finds that she is a victim of her own success. The relative peace and tranquillity of 44 Scotland Street is about to be disrupted. Irene is to return for a two-month stay, consigning Bertie to a summer camp in the Scottish borders. And can a person really change, even after being struck by lightning? Bruce’s metamorphosis and new-found outlook on life is put to the test as he prepares to leave his creature comforts for the monastic simplicity of Pluscarden Abbey.

A Song of Comfortable Chairs is the 23rd novel in the much-loved series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. This new novel contains a myriad of adventures in the classic heart-warming style of the series.

Grace Makutsi’s husband, Phuti, is in a bind. An international firm is attempting to undercut his prices in the office furniture market. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is approached by an old friend who has a troubled son. Grace and Phuti agree to lend a hand, but it will require all their patience and dedication 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.

In this unique virtual event, Alexander and Fiona will discuss all the delightful and intertwining tales in both A Song of Comfortable Chairs and The Enigma of Garlic. Be sure to tune in!

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Wednesday 14 Dec 2022
18:30
This is an online webinar, United Kingdom