I was lucky enough to meet Alexander McCall Smith recently at Wells Festival of Literature.
He gave a very humourous talk with various readings from all his different series of books. He is a captivating speaker and spoke as well about the 'Really Terrible Orchestra' (RTO) and, to my delight, the bassoon.
What's more, it turns out that in his 'Sunday Philosophy Club' series set in Edinburgh one of the characeters, Jamie, is a bassoonist!
It was brilliant to speak to him and I cannot wait to read this book.