Events

VINCAFFÈ BOOK CLUB SUPPER WITH ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

Join Valvona & Crolla for an exclusive evening with much-loved Edinburgh author, Alexander McCall Smith. A delicious three course Scotland Street Christmas dinner will be served, showcasing some of the classic ingredients from Valvona & Crolla that Bertie would enjoy! The author will be talking about his books and writing life including his love of Italy and one of his latest novels, My Italian Bulldozer. At the author’s request, Valvona & Crolla’s Philip Contini will sing a couple of Italian classics to add a musical note to the evening. For Scotland Street fans, this is an event not to be missed!

Date: 6 December 2016
Venue: Valvona & Crolla VinCaffe, 11 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Time: 6.30pm

Tickets, £35 per head for 3 courses and tea or coffee, can be reserved from Valvona & Crolla VinCaffe by calling (0131) 557 0088, emailing reservations@vincaffe.co.uk, or online.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH AT BORDERLINES BOOK FESTIVAL

Thursday 29th of September 2016

Six new books a year, a worldwide travel programme, music and large scale community arts projects … how does Alexander McCall Smith find the time. Join the worldwide best-selling author as he discusses his newest releases: little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street in The Bertie Project; Mma Ramostwse in the seventeenth No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel; Precious & Grace; and the sights and sounds of Tuscany (from a strangely elevated position) in a new stand-alone novel, My Italian Bulldozer. Plus hear about a new adventure series for children.

Date: 29 September 2016
Venue: Borderlines Book Festival, Carlisle
Time: 7.30pm

An evening with Alexander McCall Smith hosted by Booka Bookshop

Thursday 28th of September 2016

Join Alexander McCall Smith as he talks about his latest novels including, Precious and Grace, The Bertie Project, My Italian Bulldozer and The Sands of Shark Island.
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the World’s most prolific and most popular authors, renowned for both his stand alone novels and his bestselling series including The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, 44 Scotland Street, The Sunday Philosophy Club, Corduroy Mansions and The School Ship Tobermory. A truly gifted storyteller with an unstoppable imagination his creative plot lines follow the lives of colourful characters laced with quirky humour dispatching gentle wisdom along the way.

We are delighted to be welcoming one of the world’s best loved authors to Oswestry and can’t wait to catch up with Precious Ramotswe and Bertie & Co. This is an event not to be missed!

Book your tickets now.

Date: 28 September 2016
Venue: The Marches School, Morda Road, Oswestry, SY11 2AR
Time: 7.30pm

Alexander McCall Smith at Appledore Book Festival

Tuesday 27th September 2016

Join one of the world’s best-loved writers as he discusses little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street in The Bertie Project. Find out what’s new with Mma Ramostwse in the seventeenth No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel, Precious & Grace, and savour the taste of Tuscany in a new stand-alone novel, My Italian Bulldozer, plus hear about a new adventure series for children.

Date: 27 September 2016
Venue: Appledore Book Festival
Time: 8.00pm

Italian wine with Will Lyons and Alexander McCall Smith

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

Join Will Lyons and Alexander McCall Smith – author of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series – for an Italian feast inspired by his latest novel, My Italian Bulldozer. After a sparkling reception you will descend to our Napoleon Cellar for a leisurely four-course lunch, prepared in-house by our excellent Head Chef Stewart Turner, and carefully paired with wines from around Italy. Over the meal, Will Lyons will not only guide you through the wines but lead an interview with literary talent, Alexander McCall Smith. You will also receive a copy of My Italian Bulldozer to take home with you after the event.

Tickets now available.

Date: 14 September 2016
Venue: Napoleon Cellar, 3 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1EG
Time: 12.45–16.00

Afternoon Tea with Alexander McCall Smith – Hosted by Linghams Booksellers, Heswall

Thursday 29th September 2016

Join the immensely popular Alexander McCall Smith for afternoon tea and a discussion of his latest novel, My Italian Bulldozer, on Thursday, 29th September. This event is hosted by Linghams Booksellers and will take place in Heswall Hall.

Date: Thursday 29th September 2016
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Heswall Hall, 111 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral CH60 0AF
Tickets: £20 (including a copy of the book, cake and tea or coffee) or £12 (including a £5 voucher off the book, cake and tea or coffee)
Tickets for this event can be purchased in store.
P: 0151 342 7290

Literary lunch with Alexander McCall Smith – The Castle Hotel, Taunton

Tuesday 27th September 2016

Brendon Books host a literary lunch with acclaimed author Alexander McCall Smith. Join the worldwide best-selling author as he discusses little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street in The Bertie Project. Find out what is new with Mma Ramostwse in the seventeenth No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel, Precious & Grace, and savour the taste of Tuscany in a new stand alone novel, My Italian Bulldozer. Plus, hear all about a new children’s book series. An event not to be missed. There is also an option to attend the talk and have lunch with the author. For this option please contact the Castle Hotel directly.

Date: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Time: Doors – 11.00am/Begins – 11.30am
Venue: The Castle Hotel, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1NF
Tickets: £12 + booking fee (excludes lunch with author)
Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

An Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith – Kew Literary Festival

Sunday 25th September 2016

An afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith is an experience of sheer delight. Join the worldwide best-selling author as he discusses little Bertie and the cast of 44 Scotland Street in The Bertie Project. Find out what’s new with Mma Ramostwse in the seventeenth No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel, Precious & Grace, and savour the taste of Tuscany in a new stand-alone novel, My Italian Bulldozer, plus hear about a new adventure series for children.

Date: Sunday 25 September 2016
Time: 4.00pm
Venue: Jodrell Lecture Theatre, Kew Road, Kew, Richmond TW9 3DS
Tickets: £13-£18
Tickets for this event can be purchased here

Lunch and wine tasting with Will Lyons and Alexander McCall Smith – Berry Bros & Rudd, London

Wednesday 14th September 2016

Join Will Lyons and Alexander McCall Smith – author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series – for an Italian feast inspired by his latest novel, My Italian Bulldozer. After a sparkling reception you will descend to our Napoleon Cellar for a leisurely four-course lunch, prepared in-house by our excellent Head Chef Stewart Turner, and carefully paired with wines from around Italy. Over the meal, Will Lyons will not only guide you through the wines but lead an interview with literary talent, Alexander McCall Smith. You will also receive a copy of My Italian Bulldozer to take home with you after the event.

Date: Wednesday 14th September 2016
Time: 12.45pm-4.00pm
Venue: Napoleon Cellar, 3 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1EG
Tickets: £155 (includes four-course lunch, wine and a copy of My Italian Bulldozer)
Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

Alexander McCall Smith, Sydney Writers Festival with ‘Chance Developments’

Friday 4th March 2016

Alexander McCall Smith is a prolific and award-winning author and his books include the internationally bestselling and delightful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. His most recent book is Chance Developments, which brings together love stories from across the globe inspired by chanced-upon old photographs.

Hosted by Rebecca Huntley.

Venue: Sydney Writers Festival
Date: Friday