Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with the Bishop of Worcester



The novelist Alexander McCall Smith will be in Worcester on 27 May for a social event hosted by Worcester Cathedral and Worcester Friends of the Three Choirs Festival, in aid of the festival and Berega Hospital in Morogoro. An exclusive drinks reception will be followed by a question and answer session led by the Bishop of Worcester. There will also be an opportunity to buy some of Professor McCall Smith's books.

Alexander McCall Smith is best known for his highly successful No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series of humorous crime novels, featuring Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first, and only, female private detective, which has sold over 20 million copies. Other series include the 44 Scotland Street series of stories about a Bohemian corner of Edinburgh's New Town, and the Sunday Philhosophy Club series, also set in the author's home town of Edinburgh, featuring amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie, whose hobbies include classical music, young men, and suspicious death.

For many years Professor McCall Smith worked as a professor of medical law in universities around the world. He is an enthusiastic amateur musician and plays contrabassoon and sousaphone in the Really Terrible Orchestra, which he founded in Edinburgh in 1995; read more about the orchestra HERE

Berega Hospital is in the Diocese of Morogoro, Tanzania, with which the Diocese of Worcester has a friendship link. Money was collected for Berega Hospital in memory of Denise Inge, Bishop John’s wife who died on Easter Sunday last year. Denise’s last book, A Tour of Bones, was published earlier this year and included a commendation written by Alexander McCall Smith.

The exclusive drinks reception will take place at 5.45pm Tickets £10

Tickets can be purchased through the Three Choirs Festival Ticket Office HERE

There will be priority seating for those who have also bought tickets for the question and answer session.

The Q&A session will take place at 6.45pm Tickets £8.50

Tickets can be purchased through the Three Choirs Festival Ticket Office HERE