Alexander McCall Smith: Live Stream Event – Ticket and Copy of The Joy Light Bus Company


Thursday 28 October, 7pm

£20 ticket price includes a copy of The Joy and Light Bus Company (RRP £18.99). We have a limited number of signed copies available. Please specify in order notes at the checkout if you only want to buy the book if it is a signed copy. We’ll then contact you if we run out of signed copies before shipping your order.

There are also options for Ticket and a copy of The Pavilion in the Clouds and Ticket Only.

Ticket Holders will be emailed the link to the event no later than the morning of the day of the event.

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Join us for an evening in with the fantastic Alexandar McCall Smith, who be discussing the latest instalment in THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY and his new  stand alone novel.

The Joy and Light Bus Company

Mma Ramotswe knows she is very lucky indeed. She has a loving family, good friends and a thriving business doing what she enjoys most: helping people. But the latest mystery she is called upon to solve is distinctly trickier than it initially appears, and, of course, there’s plenty to handle in her personal life between Charlie and his new bride and Mma Makutsi and her talking shoes.

In the end, Mma Ramotswe’s patience and common-sense will win out, and, without a doubt, all will be the better for it.

The Pavilion in the Clouds

It is 1938 and the final days of the British Empire. In a bungalow high up in the green hills above the plains of Ceylon, under a vast blue sky, live the Ferguson family: Bella, a precocious eight-year-old; her father Henry – owner of Pitlochry, a tea plantation – and her mother Virginia. The story centres around the Pavilion in the Clouds, set in the idyllic grounds carved out of the wilderness. But all is not as serene as it seems. Bella is suspicious of her governess, Miss White’s intentions. Her suspicion sparks off her mother’s imagination and after an unfortunate series of events, a confrontation is had with Miss White and a gunshot rings off around the hills.

Years later, Bella, now living back in Scotland at university in St Andrews, is faced, once again with her past. Will she at last find out what happened between her Father and Miss White? And will the guilt she has lived with all these years be reconciled by a long over-due apology?