Alexander McCall Smith is best known for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, beloved New York Times and international best sellers. A practicing professor of medical law and the author of over fifty books, ranging from children's fiction to folktales to The Criminal Law of Botswana, he lives in Edinburgh.
"Smart and sassy. . . . Precious's progress is charted in passages that have the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once." —Los Angeles Times
"One of the most entrancing literary treats of many a year. . . . A tapestry of extraordinary nuance and richness." —The Wall Street Journal