Alexander McCall Smith at Wigtown Book Festival


Bringing a Little Joy and Light to the World

Alexander McCall Smith hit lockdown with pen in hand and has not stopped writing since – so if you are ready for an hour of good cheer, laughter and uplifting conversation join us as he talks about his latest stand-alone novel and a new volume in the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. The Pavilion in the Clouds is a hugely enjoyable psychological mystery set in the mist-shrouded hills high above a tea plantation in Ceylon, in the twilight days of British Empire.  Meanwhile in The Joy and Light Bus Company, Mma Ramotswe’s latest mystery is distinctly trickier than it initially appears, but she knows that most problems can be resolved with the support of loving friends and family, via tact, humour and goodwill.

Alexander McCall Smith is one of Scotland’s best-loved authors and has written and contributed to more than 100 books of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children.


This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.


Wigtown Parish Church
In person & Online event
Sat 25 Sep
16:00 UK
Free, ticketed
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Saturday 25 Sep 2021 16:00 to Saturday 25 Sep 2021 17:00
Wigtown Parish Church, Wigtown. United Kingdom