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Alexander McCall Smith At Wells Festival Of Literature

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The Wells Festival Of Literature, is hosting a varied selection of authors and speakers at it’s 19th annual event, from 8th – 15th October 2010.

These events take place at various locations across the City of Wells, but don’t worry about that. As the only City in Somerset and the smallest City in England, you won’t have any trouble finding your way around.

Alexander McCall Smith, started his career as a Professor of Medical Law and Ethics, lecturing in Universities both at home and abroad, before the publication of The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency and is today, a popular and prolific novelist, also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children.

He has received many awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007.

He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America.

For relaxation, Alexander plays in the RTO (Really Terrible Orchestra).

An evening in his company, should be an uplifting and enlightening experience, not to be missed.

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His latest, just released book is ‘The Charming Quirks Of Others’ – The seventh book in the Sunday Philosophy Club series, featuring his character, Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh’s top amateur sleuth.

“Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man, is approached by a friend at a local boarding school that is planning to appoint a new headmaster; an anonymous letter has arrived suggesting that one of the shortlisted candidates has a compromising past. But which one is it? Isabel is once again drawn into an investigation, and finds herself exploring dilemmas of human weakness and forgiveness. She turns to her fiance Jamie for advice, but he too appears to have something to hide …”

‘An Evening With Alexander McCall Smith – Welcome To My World’, takes place on the opening night of the festival, Friday 8th October 2010, 7.30pm-8.30pm, at St. Thomas’s Church, St Thomas Street, Wells.

This is a ticketed event and the admission cost, including a free glass of wine and an opportunity to meet the author after the talk, is £12.50. Click here for booking and payment information.

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