Alexander McCall Smith – My Botswana books are positive…

My Botswana books are positive, and I’ve never really sought to deny that. They are…


“My Botswana books are positive, and I’ve never really sought to deny that. They are positive. They present a very positive picture of the country. And I think that that is perfectly defensible given that there is so much written about Africa which is entirely negative.”
-Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith – My wife Elizabeth and I…

My wife Elizabeth and I started The Really Terrible Orchestra for people like us who…


“My wife Elizabeth and I started The Really Terrible Orchestra for people like us who are pretty hopeless musicians who would like to play in an orchestra. It has been a great success. We give performances we’ve become the most famous bad orchestra in the world.”
-Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith – I think people in Botswana…

I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of…


“I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of their lives and portray the country as being very special. They’ve made a great success of their country, and the people are fed up with the constant reporting of only the problems and poverty of the continent. They welcome something which puts the positive side.”
-Alexander McCall Smith