Alexander McCall Smith at Borders Book Festival
Prodigious, productive, endlessly inventive, Sandy McCall Smith is in his prime! Several new novels are published this year and they are amongst his best. The Pavilion in the Clouds is a charming, pre-war story of Scottish tea planters in what used to be called Ceylon. Atmospheric, gentle and subtle, there is also mystery at its heart. The Joy and Light Bus Company is also about mystery, or at least investigation, and it is the latest in the multimillion-selling series about the wonderful Mma Ramotswe and her No1 Ladies Detective Agency.