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Alexander McCall Smith

Autor/a de La Primera Agència de dones detectives

273+ obres 112,647 Membres 3,370 Ressenyes 260 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law mostra'n més of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He also writes the Corduroy Mansions, Isabel Dalhousie and 44 Scotland Street series. He has received numerous awards, including The Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award and the 2004 United Kingdom's Author of the Year Award. His book, The Full Cupboard of Life, received the Saga Award for Wit in the United Kingdom. In 2007, he received a CBE for his services in literature. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Alexander McCall Smith, Hobart 25 August 2008

Sèrie

Obres de Alexander McCall Smith

Llàgrimes de girafa (2000) 7,024 exemplars
Lliçons per a noies guapes (2001) 6,065 exemplars
The Full Cupboard of Life (2003) 4,824 exemplars
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004) 4,483 exemplars
Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006) 4,049 exemplars
The Sunday Philosophy Club (2004) 4,003 exemplars
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007) 3,533 exemplars
44 Scotland Street (2005) 3,406 exemplars
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008) 2,999 exemplars
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (2009) 2,538 exemplars
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (2005) 2,528 exemplars
The Double Comfort Safari Club (2010) 2,003 exemplars
Espresso Tales (2005) 1,936 exemplars
The Right Attitude to Rain (2006) 1,890 exemplars
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (2011) 1,576 exemplars
Love Over Scotland (2006) 1,507 exemplars
The Careful Use of Compliments (2007) 1,498 exemplars
Portuguese Irregular Verbs (2003) 1,449 exemplars
The World According to Bertie (2007) 1,288 exemplars
The Comfort of Saturdays (2008) 1,153 exemplars
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones (2008) 1,129 exemplars
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (2013) 1,079 exemplars
Corduroy Mansions (2009) 1,060 exemplars
The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (2003) 1,025 exemplars
La's Orchestra Saves the World (2008) 1,016 exemplars
The Lost Art of Gratitude (2009) 910 exemplars
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (2014) 895 exemplars
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (2015) 850 exemplars
Emma (2014) 831 exemplars
The Charming Quirks of Others (2010) 802 exemplars
The Dog Who Came in from the Cold (2010) 742 exemplars
Precious and Grace (2016) 712 exemplars
The Importance of Being Seven (2010) 634 exemplars
The House of Unexpected Sisters (2018) 620 exemplars
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (2011) 578 exemplars
Heavenly Date & Other Flirtations (1995) 568 exemplars
The Girl Who Married a Lion (2004) 557 exemplars
Trains and Lovers (2012) 537 exemplars
The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom (2003) 535 exemplars
Bertie Plays the Blues (2011) 525 exemplars
The Colours of All the Cattle (2018) 524 exemplars
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (2012) 516 exemplars
My Italian Bulldozer (2016) 506 exemplars
Precious and the Monkeys (2010) 485 exemplars
A Conspiracy of Friends (2011) 434 exemplars
To the Land of Long Lost Friends (2019) 420 exemplars
Sunshine on Scotland Street (2012) 418 exemplars
The Novel Habits of Happiness (2015) 398 exemplars
How to Raise an Elephant (2020) 362 exemplars
The Forever Girl (2014) 337 exemplars
The Revolving Door of Life (2015) 333 exemplars
Unusual Uses for Olive Oil (2011) 312 exemplars
A Distant View of Everything (2017) 301 exemplars
Akimbo and the Lions (1992) 296 exemplars
The Joy and Light Bus Company (2021) 282 exemplars
The Bertie Project (2017) 271 exemplars
A Time of Love and Tartan (2017) 254 exemplars
The Quiet Side of Passion (2018) 244 exemplars
Akimbo and the Elephants (1990) 232 exemplars
A Song of Comfortable Chairs (2022) 222 exemplars
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse (2017) 219 exemplars
The Peppermint Tea Chronicles (2019) 218 exemplars
Chance Developments: Stories (2015) 210 exemplars
The Geometry of Holding Hands (2020) 189 exemplars
The Talented Mr. Varg (2020) 177 exemplars
The Perils of Morning Coffee (2011) 175 exemplars
A Promise of Ankles (2020) 159 exemplars
Akimbo and the Snakes (2006) 148 exemplars
Akimbo and the Crocodile Man (1993) 146 exemplars
What W. H. Auden Can Do for You (2013) 132 exemplars
The Sweet Remnants of Summer (2022) 127 exemplars
Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party (2014) 127 exemplars
From a Far and Lovely Country (2023) 125 exemplars
The Man with the Silver Saab (2021) 123 exemplars
Love in the Time of Bertie (2021) 118 exemplars
The Cleverness of Ladies (2012) 99 exemplars
One City (2005) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
The Enigma of Garlic (2022) 92 exemplars
Akimbo and the Baboons (2008) 92 exemplars
At the Reunion Buffet (2015) 79 exemplars
The Bursting Balloons Mystery (1997) 74 exemplars
School Ship Tobermory (2015) 67 exemplars
Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine (2016) 61 exemplars
The Pavilion in the Clouds (2021) 48 exemplars
Precious and the Zebra Necklace (2015) 44 exemplars
The Bubblegum Tree (1892) 43 exemplars
Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer (2016) 42 exemplars
The Spaghetti Tangle (1991) 41 exemplars
The Popcorn Pirates (1999) 36 exemplars
Teacher Trouble (1728) 35 exemplars
The Doughnut Ring (2000) 20 exemplars
Calculator Annie (1992) 20 exemplars
The Akimbo Adventures (2015) 18 exemplars
The Joke Machine (2006) 16 exemplars
The Perfect Passion Company (2024) 16 exemplars
The Banana Machine (1996) 15 exemplars
Cook For Me (2023) 15 exemplars
Explosive Adventures (2015) 13 exemplars
The Muscle Machine (1995) 13 exemplars
The ice-cream bicycle (1992) 12 exemplars
[unidentified works] 11 exemplars
Varg in Love (2012) 11 exemplars
The Private Life of Spies (2023) 10 exemplars
Boing Boing (2016) 10 exemplars
Paddy and the Ratcatcher (1994) 9 exemplars
Billy Rubbish (1996) 8 exemplars
Who Invented Peanut Butter? (1993) 7 exemplars
Good Dog Lion (2014) 5 exemplars
BP Portrait Award 2008 (2008) 5 exemplars
Suzy Magician (1990) 4 exemplars
Emma [excerpts] (2014) 3 exemplars
Marzipan Max (1991) 3 exemplars
The Watermelon Boys (1996) 2 exemplars
Travel Tales (2013) 2 exemplars
The tin dog (1990) 2 exemplars
My Italian Holiday 2 exemplars
Noah Wild and the floating zoo (2021) 2 exemplars
Scots criminal law (1997) 2 exemplars
Jeffrey's joke machine (1990) 2 exemplars
Marvellous Mix-ups 1 exemplars
Ilon ja valon bussiyhtiö (2023) 1 exemplars
Precious et Grace (17) (2017) 1 exemplars
Little Theatre (1982) 1 exemplars
rafe suze (2005) 1 exemplars
Animal Intelligence 1 exemplars
Good Morning Killer 1 exemplars
The Ceremony 1 exemplars
The Return of Note 1 exemplars
East Coast Stories 1 exemplars
Alix and the Tigers (1988) 1 exemplars
Still Life 1 exemplars
Monkey Boy (2000) 1 exemplars
Film Boy (Read alouds) (1988) 1 exemplars
Margaritanin Yüregi (2015) 1 exemplars
All About Drink and Drug Abuse (1990) 1 exemplars
44 Scotland Street Collection (2007) 1 exemplars
Three Tall Novels 1 exemplars
U drustvu vedrih dama (2007) 1 exemplars

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High Rising (1933) — Introducció, algunes edicions681 exemplars
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Symposium (1990) — Introducció, algunes edicions497 exemplars
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Col·laborador — 405 exemplars
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Mrs Tim Carries On (1941) — Introducció, algunes edicions151 exemplars
Spring Magic (1941) — Introducció, algunes edicions130 exemplars
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Smouldering Fire (1935)algunes edicions104 exemplars
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OxCrimes (2014) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers (2014) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
Ox-Tales: Air (2009) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
Under a Monsoon Cloud (1986) — Prefaci, algunes edicions70 exemplars
The No. 1 Ladies's Detective Agency: The Complete First Season (2009) — Original novel — 69 exemplars
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People (2011) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
The Sunday Night Book Club (2006) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Best British Mysteries 4 (2006) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2010 v01 #307 (2010) — Autor — 12 exemplars
Scottish Printed Books, 1508–2008 (2008) — Pròleg — 7 exemplars
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Tales from African Dreamtime (2009) — Introducció — 5 exemplars
The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

Etiquetat

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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
McCall Smith, R. Alexander
Data de naixement
1948-08-24
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia)
Llocs de residència
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Botswana
Swaziland
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Educació
University of Edinburgh (LL.B|PhD)
Christian Brothers College, Bulawayo
Professions
author
novelist
writer
professor (Medical Law)
Organitzacions
The Really Terrible Orchestra
Royal Society of Edinburgh (Fellow ∙ 2001)
Premis i honors
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 2006)
British Book Award (Author of the Year, 2004)
Edinburgh University's School of Law, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 2007
Agent
Caroline Walsh (David Higham Associates)
Biografia breu
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH has a double existence. He is a Professor of Medical Law, but also an author who has now written over fifty books on a wide range of subjects. These range from specialist titles such as 'Forensic Aspects of Sleep', (the only book on the subject) to 'The Criminal Law of Botswana' (also the only book on the subject) and from the widely translated 'The Perfect Hamburger' (a children's novel) to 'Portuguese Irregular Verbs' (a collection of stories about eccentric German professors). His collection of African stories, 'Children of Wax', received critical acclaim and has been the subject of an award-winning film.

Membres

Converses

#1 Ladies Detective Agency a All Books Africa (maig 2009)

Ressenyes

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Marcat
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Africa (3)

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Autors associats

James Robertson Translator, Author
Ian Rankin Contributor
Irvine Welsh Contributor
Adjua Andoh Actor/Narrator
Iain McIntosh Illustrator, Cover artist
Adjoa Andoh Narrator
Peter Bailey Illustrator
J. K. Rowling Introduction
Ian Bilbey Illustrator
David Dean Illustrator
Élisabeth Kern Translator
Martine Skopan Translator
Lisette Lecat Narrator
Peder Carlsson Translator
Davina Porter Narrator
Claudio Carcano Translator
Simon Prebble Narrator
Stefania Bertola Translator
Toril Hanssen Translator
LeUyen Pham Illustrator
François Rosso Translator
Saul Reichlin Narrator
Andrew Sachs Narrator, Reader
David Rintoul Narrator, Reader
Nadine Mutz Übersetzer
Denyse Beaulieu Translator
Jocelyne Barsse Translator
Susan Lyons Narrator
Kelly Blair Cover designer
Mma Ramotswe Introduction
Carole Hanna Translator
Taina Helkamo Translator
Kate Hindley Illustrator
Nick Ward Illustrator

Estadístiques

Obres
273
També de
50
Membres
112,647
Popularitat
#76
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
3,370
ISBN
3,253
Llengües
37
Preferit
260

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