Host Diana Korte speaks with Alexander McCall Smith, the author of more than 100 books sold around the world in 40 languages. This includes the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, plus other series and stand-alone books. His newest title in this cozy series, the 24th, is “From a Far and Lovely Country,” featuring Mma Precious Ramotswe and her world of familiar characters. In this latest installment two cases compete for Mma Ramotswe’s attention—and she may need to call in back up. But no worries, there’s always time for red bush tea and fruitcake.
Tune in for just how many hours a day Scotsman McCall Smith spends writing his 5 books a year, why the series takes place in Botswana, and what happens when Assistant Detective Charlie gets his first case.
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