Monday, September 15, 2008

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and the Isabel Dalhousie series, will be in Ogden at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center on September 30th. The tickets are $70, $90, and $120. A little expensive for most of us. There are $10 tickets, if you wish to see him speak a the Ogden High School assembly at 10 a.m. I hear there is a waiting list for this already. Alexander lives in Edinburgh, Scotland now but he was born and educated in Zimbabwe. His inspiration for the main character, Precious Ramotswe, in the AgenNo. 1 Ladies Detective Agency was a real Botswanan woman he'd observed years earlier. HBO will air the BBC series next year. The two-hour pilot was filmed on location in Botswana under the direction of the late Anthony Minghella who also directed "Cold Mountain" and "The English Patient. If you want to read more about the BBC production click here:
and Mr. McCall Smith's website at't wait to see the tv series!

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