FIRST PRIZE FOR BOOKSHOP – VISIT FROM FAMOUS AUTHOR
The celebrated author and creator of several series of books including ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ and ‘44 Scotland Street’, as well as many other works of fiction and non- fiction, visited White Rose BookCafe recently. This exciting event, for readers and booksellers alike, was the result of a window competition celebrating the author’s latest book, ‘The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon’, in the Botswana series, starring Mma Ramotswe. Mr McCall Smith and his publicist enjoyed coffee and cake in the cafe, and he signed books for customers and for the shop. After thanking the staff for the winning African themed window they left for Ripon where the Ripon International Festival, together with White Rose BookCafe, hosted an evening talk and book signing at Ripon Leisure Centre. The event was a sell-out, and a delightful evening followed. The audience was enchanted by the author’s warmth, erudition, and humour, and amazed by tales of his energetic writing career. After questions the author signed books, and left for a late train to Edinburgh, leaving all with the memory of his laughter, and a desire to read every book he has ever written.
A limited number of signed copies are still available at White Rose Book Café to reserve a copy telephone 01845 524353.