Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. His books have been translated into almost 50 languages and become bestsellers throughout the world.
'Gentle and pointed good humour abounds in this lovely read. Alexander McCall Smith excels in creating whimsical yet sharply observed novels with real heart... I smiled, I laughed, and enjoyed every moment' * Lovereading * 'Philosophical musings on important questions, coupled with deft wit, set McCall Smith apart. The descriptions of provincial French life and particularly French food are delicious' * Scotsman * 'A scrumptious read' * Sunday Post * 'a charming and comforting sequel rich with the tastes and sensations of small-town France' * Readings AU * 'In true McCall Smith form, everything turns out for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Kindness conquers all and potentially irreparable divides are healed' -- Cate Devine * Herald * 'Written with [McCall Smith's] trademark dry humour, astute observations of people and life, I savoured every page. Gentle, easy to read, and gorgeously escapist, this was a lovely book to take my mind off the rainy weather and the pressures of everyday life' * Sixty Plus Surfers * 'A journey into the heart of French cuisine served with a helping of philosophy and lashings of joie de vivre' * Edinburgh Life *