Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. Since then he has devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.
'This is a lovely story, deftly written, delightful to read, and perfect for bedtime sharing or for those more confident in their reading to head off upstairs with by themselves... The illustrations throughout the story are lovely, very evocative of the countryside and the people of Botswana'* Bookbag *
'The author manages to bring us a wonderful evocation of African life, aided superbly by the delicate drawings by Iain McIntosh which are redolent with the feel of the countryside and people'* Parents In Touch *