Archive for May, 2010

Alexander’s Oddest Book Signing?

Monday, May 31st, 2010

We asked Alexander to tell us about the oddest book signing that he’d attended, and he told us about the time he visited the Wivenhoe Bookshop.

Here Alexander entertained (and was entertained by) 20 ladies who meet to knit and discuss the world. He took tea and scones with them in the garden hut at the back of the Wivenhoe Bookshop, and he talked to them about The Double Comfort Safari Club while they continued with their knitting.

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Photos from the Edinburgh peformance of The Okavango Macbeth

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The first UK performance of Alexander McCall Smith’s opera based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth took place in Edinburgh earlier this month, at the Dovecot Studios.

The performance featured students from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow with members of the Edinburgh Studio Opera.

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