My Account
Tag Cloud

Title Details

To see where copies are located and whether they are available scroll down to 'Locations' to view the library names and stock availability.

Reserving Titles

To reserve the title first log in, if you are not already, then click on the 'Reserve' button, use the drop downs to select the 'Library Service', then the 'Pick-Up Library' you would like to collect the title from and finally click 'Reserve'.
You can request multiple titles in one go, all you need is an Arena account!  For step by step instructions on requesting multiple titles click here.

Can't find what you are looking for? Request it using the not in stock form now!

Be aware that there are charges to request titles, please follow the links below to discover the charges for your authority:

E-books and E-audio

To download e-books you will need an Adobe ID and Adobe Digital Editions downloaded on your device.  This will enable the e-book to be downloaded, read and will expire after three weeks.

To download e-audio simply click on the download button and your media player should open so you can listen.

For more information about e-books and e-audio through Arena click here.

Help
0349142858
Book:The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; Alexander McCall Smith:2018:20th anniversary edition The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency; Alexander McCall Smith
Cover
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Edition: 20th anniversary edition
Class Number: CRIME
Publisher: Abacua, 2018
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 0349142858
Series: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Additional information: pbk
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
Other formats
Book:The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency:2013
Talking book - CD:The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency:2007
Talking book - CD:The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency:2007
Talking book - CD:The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency:2008
Available: 0
No. of reservations: 0

Locations

Loading...
Reviews Be the first to review this title
Titles by the Same Author
0349142661
Book:The Bertie project:2017
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Abacus
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: Edinburgh: Polygon, 2016 Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, he gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its eleventh season in the Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang.
320 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces
Loading...
0349120102
Book:Unusual uses for olive oil:2012
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2012
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Abacus
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2011 Professor Dr Von Igelfeld is still pursuing his research into Portuguese verbs at the Institute of Romance Philology in Regensburg. His colleagues, Florianus Prinzel & Detlev-Amadeus Unterholzer, are also still in office. But in whose office? This is one of the fears haunting von Igelfeld, who is very protective of his space.
256 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
0691144737
Book:What W.H. Auden can do for you:2013
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2013
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Part self-portrait, part-literary appreciation, this book tells how Alexander McCall Smith first came across W.H. Auden's work in the 1970s, while teaching law in Belfast.
137 pages ; 19 cm (hbk)
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
1846973295
Book:Chance developments:2015
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2015
Language: English
Type: Book
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Polygon
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Shorn of context, unknown people look out to us from old and anonymous photographs, and each image has magical appeal. Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-loved writers, has reimagined the stories of these individuals in this charming, humorous, unexpected and poignant collection. The fifteen photographs captured here are all from days long gone - some are formal in setting with a sepia tone, some are hazy family snaps.
280 pages (hbk)
Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces Be the first to review this title - there is a limit of 1000 characters including spaces
Loading...
1785411586
Large print:The novel habits of happiness:2016
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2015 Isabel Dalhousie is one of Edinburgh's most generous (but discreet) philanthropists - but should she be more charitable? She wonders, sometimes, if she is too judgemental about her niece's amorous exploits, too sharp about her housekeeper's spiritual beliefs, too ready to bristle in battle against her enemies. As the editor of the 'Review of Applied Ethics', she doesn't, of course, allow herself actual enemies, but she does feel enmity - especially towards two academics who have just arrived in the city. She feels they're a highly destabilising influence; little tremors in the volcanic rock upon which an enlightened Edinburgh perches. Equally troubling is the situation of the little boy who is convinced he had a previous life. When Isabel is called upon to help, she finds herself questioning her views on reincarnation.
1 volume (large print). (hbk)
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
More editions / formats: Talking book - CD
1785410318
Large print:The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon:2016
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2013 It is said that beauty runs skin deep, and as Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi survey the havoc wreaked by Violet Sephotho in her attempts to drive her rival's Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon out of business, they are forced to conclude that beneath her groomed exterior lies a wicked person. More happily, Mma Makutsi and her husband Phuti Radiphuti are expecting a baby. However, conflict is brewing between their relatives who believe in the old ways and those who favour a more relaxed parenting style. And there is the controversial question of the child's name, too. Mma Ramotswe needs all her tact and intuition to restore harmony and see that right prevails.
304 pages (large print) (pbk)
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
1408709422
Book:The quiet side of passion:2018
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Little, Brown
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: The nursery gate is a good place for parents to meet one another. As the mother of two small children, Isabel finds herself enlarging her circle of friends to include other parents. She meets Patricia, an Irishwoman, a musician and the single mother of a small boy called Basil Phelps. Isabel hears from her husband, Jamie, that this child is allegedly the unacknowledged son of a well-known Edinburgh organist, Basil Phelps. Patricia takes to Isabel, but Isabel is suspicious - there is something about Patricia that she does not quite like, but, with her usual attention to moral obligation, she does her best to be civil and supportive. That is until she sees Patricia with a mysterious, freckled man. Isabel gets it into her head that this is Patricia's lover, and that he must be the real father of young Basil. When further discoveries are made, everything is turned on its head.
277 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
1846973554
Book:My Italian bulldozer:2016
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Polygon
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Food writer Paul Stuart is heading to the idyllic town of Montalcino in the Tuscan hills to escape a failed relationship and to finish an already late book. But on arrival in Italy things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers that his hire car is nowhere to be found and it looks like he will be stuck at the airport. What happens thereafter is a mixture of adventure, romance and some very Italian goings-on. As the story unfolds were are immersed in flavours of Italy: its food and wine, its rich history and glorious landscape, and in la bella figura.
233 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
1408710994
Book:A time of love and tartan:2018
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Abacus
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: Edinburgh: Polygon, 2017 If only Pat Macgregor had an inkling of the embarrassment romantic, professional, even aesthetic that flowed from accepting narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce Anderson's invitation for coffee, she would never have said yes. And if only Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, hadn't wandered into his local bookshop and picked up a particular book at a particular time, he would never have knocked over his former English teacher or attracted the attentions of the police. Whether caused by small things such as a cup of coffee and a book, or major events such as Stuart's application for promotion and his wife Irene's decision to go off and study for a PhD in Aberdeen, change is coming to serial fiction's favourite street. But for three seven-year-old boys Bertie Pollock, Ranald Braveheart Macpherson, and Big Lou's foster son Finlay - it also means a getting a glimpse of perfect happiness.
277 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
More editions / formats: Book
1846973953
Book:Trains and lovers:2017
Author: MacCall Smith, Alexander
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Polygon
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2012 Four strangers meet on a journey from Edinburgh to London. Each has a tale to tell of how love has touched their lives in very different ways.
192 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name: Reviewer Name:
Loading...
More editions / formats: Talking book - CD