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Interview: Alexander McCall Smith, author of Book #1: The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean

Oct 1, 2006

October 2006 Alexander McCall Smith, author of the Harriet Bean series, has written more than 50 books for both children and adults. In this interview with's Terry Miller Shannon, McCall Smith explains why the idea of a girl with quirky relatives appealed to him and describes two hilarious real-life aunts who provided him with inspiration for them. He also reveals why many of his books tend to revolve around detectives and shares details about his future projects for young readers.