Edinburgh International Book Festival
Fri 18 Aug 2023
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Ed book fest

This event is part of a festival. To see other live subtitled events at this festival, click here.

Alexander McCall Smith: The Milkman of Human Kindness image

An hour with Alexander McCall Smith, Scotland’s most charming writer, is always a freewheeling antidote to the stresses of life. Today, he unveils a beautiful new meditation in the form of a collection of uplifting poetry, I Think of You. He also looks forward to the 25th anniversary of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and turns his mind to his characters’ love of food. Anna Marshall has created a cookbook to sit alongside 44 Scotland Street and it is a joy, featuring Big Lou’s ‘Off the Record’ bacon rolls, and much more. In conversation with Jamie Jauncey.