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The books of Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall SmithIn autumn 1998 bookshops across the UK started fielding a surprisngly large number of enquiries for a book called The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. Written by a largely unknown author, Alexander McCall Smith, and published by Polygon, a small independent publisher based in Edinburgh, the book slowly became a word-of-mouth hit. By Christmas 1999, it was the novel everyone was buying for friends and relatives.

Since then the series featuring Mma Precious Ramotswe and her team of intrepid female investigtors in Gaborone, Botswana has caught the imagination of readers worldwide, selling over 20m copies. Much loved for their humour and beautiful descriptions of the African landscape, the books have been adapted for radio and television, the latter co-written and directed by Anthony Minghella.

Maintaining an output that puts most other authors to shame, Alexander McCall Smith has created four other series, The Sunday Philosophy Club (also known as The Isabel Dalhouse Mysteries), 44 Scotland Street, Corduroy Mansions and The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom (also called the Von Igelfeld novels). He also written a number of standalone novels and numerous books for children.

Below is a complete list of titles by Alexander McCall Smith currently available in the UK. And click here for his list of favourite books, compiled exclusively for Foyles.

 

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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Alexander McCall Smith
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Tears of the Giraffe
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Morality For Beautiful Girls
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Kalahari Typing School for Men
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Full Cupboard of Life
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Blue Shoes and Happiness
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Miracle at Speedy Motors
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Double Comfort Safari Club
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency (for children)

Precious and the Puggies: Precious...
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Alexander McCall Smith; James...
 
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44 Scotland Street

44 Scotland Street
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Espresso Tales
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Love Over Scotland
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The World According To Bertie
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Unbearable Lightness of Scones
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Importance of Being Seven
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Corduroy Mansions

Corduroy Mansions
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Dog Who Came in from the Cold
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom (The Von Igelfeld novels)

The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Other books for adults

Heavenly Date And Other Flirtations
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Girl Who Married A Lion: ...
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Alexander McCall Smith; Naomi Holwill
 
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La's Orchestra Saves The World
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Other books for children

Akimbo and the Crocodile Man
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Chocolate Money Mystery
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Banana Machine
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Joke Machine
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Muscle Machine
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Doughnut Ring
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Popcorn Pirates
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Spaghetti Tangle
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Baboons Who Went This Way And...
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Alexander McCall Smith; Naomi Holwill
 
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Harriet Bean and the League of Cheats
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Calculator Annie
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Teacher Trouble
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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Akimbo and the Snakes
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Alexander McCall Smith; Peter Bailey
 
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The Sunday Philosophy Club (The Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries)

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: An Isabel...
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Right Attitude to Rain: An Isabel...
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Careful Use of Compliments: An...
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Lost Art of Gratitude: An Isabel...
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Charming Quirks of Others: An...
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
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Alexander McCall Smith
 
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