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Cream tea with Alexander McCall Smith

Last weekend we were lucky enough to welcome Alexander McCall Smith when he joined us at The Piece Hall for Cream Tea and conversation. A full house and a wonderful atmosphere as our audience enjoyed a beautiful home-made cream tea served by our friends at The Deli, while listening to a mix of poetry, readings and anecdotes, covering his life and work as  he celebrates 20 years of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

Director of the Huddersfield Literature Festival Michelle Hodgson was interviewing, and together they  discussed Alexander’s new books including the stand alone novel The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse, his poetry anthology A Gathering, and the latest in the No. 1 Ladies’ series. He also talked about his children’s books and there was a special moment when Alexander bought and signed a copy of this latest children’s book for a young fan.

He finished the afternoon with a browse in the shop, and left us with a wonderful quote…

“what a pleasure to go into a bookshop like this! Temptation upon temptation! And what a pleasure to yield…” Alexander McCall Smith,  The Book Corner 2018