LitFest Goes Wild

As a literature festival set in a beautiful region of the UK, we’re celebrating the start of summer with four inspirational writers who will be speaking at The White Horse Bookshop on 3 June.

This is a new venture for LitFest, separate from the main festival weekend, and made possible by our lead sponsors, Brewin Dolphin.

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Alexander McCall Smith

October 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Alexander McCall Smith in a panama hat

Alexander McCall Smith - The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

Alexander McCall Smith is best known for his No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the latest of which is The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine. These charming and life- affirming tales set in Botswana feature many much-loved characters including, of course, Mma Precious Ramotswe, the principal detective. They have been translated into fifty languages and sell many millions worldwide.

However, he writes many other popular series and is highly prolific, having published a total of 46 novels, a volume of short stories, 27 children’s books and many academic texts. At Marlborough LitFest he will be talking about his writing and his latest books including The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine, the next book in the Scotland Street Series, The Revolving Door of Life. He’ll also be launching his new children’s series, School Ship Tobermory.Alexander McCall Smith - School Ship TobermoryAlexander McCall Smith - The Revolving Door of Life Cover

Alexander, Sandy to his friends, was born in Bulawayo and educated in Edinburgh where he studied law. He taught at Queen’s University, Belfast and was awarded a CBE in 2006.

He lives in Edinburgh, close to both JK Rowling and Ian Rankin, and is a keen musician – both an amateur bassoonist and co-founder of the Really Terrible Orchestra.

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October 4, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Assembly Room, Town Hall