McCall Smith describes the Botswanans as
'genuinely courteous people' He knows
Botswana well as he grew up there and
also spent several years on the law
faculty of the University of Botswana;
his volume on the legal system of
Botswana (The Criminal Law of
Botswana) remains the definitive and
in fact, only book on the subject.
In 2004 he published the first in a new series, The Sunday Philosophy Club featuring Isabel Dalhousie, a Scottish-American professor of moral philosophy. The second in the series, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate, was published in 2005 The Right Attitude To Rain, was published in 2006 and The Careful Use of Compliments will publish this August.
When asked what ties the two series together he says that he believes it to ...