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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe (called Southern Rhodesia at the time) and was educated there and in Scotland. He became a law professor in Scotland, and it was in this role that he first returned to Africa to work in Botswana, where he helped to set up a new law school at the University of Botswana. He is currently Professor of ... See full bio »
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  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV Series) (novels - 5 episodes, 2009) (novel - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- A Real Botswana Diamond (2009) ... (novels)
- Beauty and Integrity (2009) ... (novels)
- Problems in Moral Philosophy (2009) ... (novels)
- The Boy with an African Heart (2009) ... (novels)
- Poison (2009) ... (novels)
 2008 Meerkats: The Movie (Documentary) (narration)
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 2015 Mark Lawson Talks to... (TV Series)
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- Alexander McCall Smith (2015) ... Himself
 2012 Revealing Mr. Maugham (Documentary)
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 2005-2011 Breakfast (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Author
- Episode dated 3 March 2011 (2011) ... Himself - Author
- Episode dated 19 March 2008 (2008) ... Himself
- Episode dated 25 October 2006 (2006) ... Himself
- Episode dated 21 October 2005 (2005) ... Himself
 2010 Efter Tio (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 14 October 2010 (2010) ... Himself
 2010 Mariella's Book Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.7 (2010) ... Himself
 2007 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
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- W.H. Auden (2007) ... Himself
 2006 HARDtalk Extra (TV Series)
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- Alexander McCall Smith (2006) ... Himself
 2006 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.17 (2006) ... Himself
 2005 This Week (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 20 October 2005 (2005) ... Himself
 2004 Alexander McCall Smith: Profile (TV Movie documentary)
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 2003 Bestseller (TV Series)
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- Episode #10.1 (2003) ... Himself - Author

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Novel: "Blue Shoes and Happiness", 2006 See more »

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I enjoy writing about women. I don't know why exactly I chose to have women characters. i think possibly it is the way women look at the world, given the difficulties they overcome in their working lives. See more »

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He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to Literature. See more »

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Virgo

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