Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Unique Alexander McCall Smith story to be auctioned

22nd September 2009

Alexander McCall Smith is to auction a unique manuscript and a haul of precious stones for charity.

The author, who shot to fame with his The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, has donated a signed copy of a new mystery to raise money for the 500 Miles charity, which supports amputees and other disabled people in Malawi and Zambia.

In addition to owning the only copy of the manuscript in existence, the winner of the October 3rd auction will receive a set of diamonds worth GBP 6,500.

They will also be able to have the stones, which feature heavily in the story, set in a piece of jewellery of their choice by Edinburgh's Hamilton & Inches.

Former lawyer Olivia Giles, who asked the author to write the tale after losing her lower arms and legs to meningitis, commented: 'This unique manuscript will give his readers the chance to own their very own McCall Smith story.'

Recently, McCall Smith told the Daily Telegraph that his upcoming novel The Dog who Came in from the Cold, which is being serialised on the newspaper's website over the next 13 weeks, shares many similarities with television soaps as it gradually unrolls for the reader.

Latest Blog
Foyles' Find Your Way Through ... Depression
24/04/2017

How the tv series 13 Reasons Why and Prince Harry's revelations about his own mental health have both sparked important debates about teen wellbeing.

Meg Howrey on the Impossibility of Avoiding Science in Fiction
24/04/2017

As her new book, The Wanderers, is published, exclusively for Foyles, Meg Howrey discusses why all writers of contemporary fiction are going to have to deal with science, and the interesting things that happen between and beyond the categories.

Sara Paretsky Recalls a Childhood as the 'Town Giraffe' in Lawrence, Kansas
20/04/2017

As her new V I Warshawski novel, Fallout, is published, Sara Paretsky recalls her childhood in Lawrence, Kansas and how the town has provided the inspiration and setting for several of her novels, including Fallout.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd