About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith is the internationally best-selling author of numerous novels, including the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Formerly a professor of medical law, he now devotes himself to writing. He lives in Scotland.
Lisette Lecat's career began in her native South Africa, where she performed with the country's national theatres and several commercial companies and did extensive radio and voice-over work both commercially and for the SABC. She moved to Spain, where she continued her voice-over work in three languages, dubbing films for Vox de Espana. Later, in England and the United States, she resumed her theatre career while continuing to do wide-ranging voice-overs. Ms. Lecat is also a published playwright (under the name Ross). Her most recent work starred the veteran actress Julie Harris.