Moffat Book Events and Alexander McCall Smith

Posted: 5th May 2015 by Lucy Cameron in Uncategorized

On Tuesday 28th April Moffat Book Events organised an Alexander McCall Smith event.  We were invited to join best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith for afternoon tea. Put like that, it would be rude not to.


I battled through a random hailstorm to arrive at the Moffat House Hotel in plenty of time to dry off before being welcomed into the conference room where we were served afternoon tea – a fine selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones.


Note to self – Next time you head to an afternoon tea event, don’t eat a picnic in your car on arrival at the venue.

Alexander’s talk was delightful. He answered audience questions with humour and anecdotes about the characters in his books. He told us he never does much research when he writes but delves into his own life experience. He shared with us that he is intrigued by the strange corners human beings allow their minds to wander into.

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If you can go and see him talk I highly recommend it, you don’t need to have read his books (Although you should, as they really are very good) to laugh and share in his positivity and open love of what he does.


Another excellent event arranged by Moffat Book Events – Get signed up to their mailing list so you don’t miss out.

  1. Carolyn says:

    Looks like you had a lovely afternoon! Wish I could have been there – I love his books !