Growing Reader


The Stories Alexander McCall Smith Reads to His Grandchildren

by the Brightly Editors

Reading an Alexander McCall Smith book is like meeting a good friend for tea: welcoming, insightful, engaging, and likely to be filled with plenty of witticisms and great stories. With two new books coming out in as many months — The Bertie Project and My Italian Bulldozerfans will be happy to hear McCall Smith is keeping the pace as quick as ever. Curious what tales this master storyteller enjoys in his downtime, we asked him to share a shortlist of family favorites. Here are the books Alexander McCall Smith enjoys reading with his grandchildren.

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series