Internationally acclaimed writer Alexander McCall Smith speaks to Gavin Esler at Hay Festival. The author of more than 80 books, including, the 44 Scotland Street series has been described as a writer of “gentle wisdom and good cheer”. His books have been translated into more than 46 languages. He will be discussing his huge range of works as well as his three new novels published this year, The Quiet Side of Passion, The Second Worst Restaurant in France, and The Colours of all the Cattle which is another in his hugely successful heart-warming series of books about The Number 1. Ladies’ Detective Agency, that is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year.