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The precious Alexander McCall Smith

I have just listened to the audio from a radio show interview with author Alexander (Sandy) McCall Smith, inventor of 44 Scotland Street, and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency run by Mma Precious Ramotswe who specialises in all kinds of Botswanan mysteries and understands the essential nature of men. He’s also the inventor of Portuguese Irregular Verbs, etc (with Professor Doctor Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, and his colleagues at the Institute of Romance Philology at Regensburg, and his colleagues and enemies, Professors Prinzel and Unterholzer.)

What a prodigious writer is McCall Smith! The output / work ethic of this writer is worth wondering on. The ideas!

Anyone who is a writer AND a bassoonist must be a really nice person, and it is thus that he comes across in the several interviews I've heard with him.

I hope that you have, by now, caught on that Sandy McCall Smith has a wicked but gentle sense of humour... as would befit a son of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Professor of Law and medical ethics in Edinburgh, Scotland. (What a mix!) If not, check out the "Really Terrible Orchestra" of which he is a co-founder. Do read the biographies of the players! McCall Smith has a write-up worth a read, too.)

And, don't you just love the double last/family name, without the hyphen: McCall Smith. I know several folk with this style of name. Most of them are well adjusted individuals.

Some people really are precious!

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