STOP PRESS: Scotland Street returns to the pages of the Scotsman Newspaper in January 2013. Brand new daily episodes with our favourite characters will run online and in paper. The book of this new series will be published in the summer of 2013.
It was a chance encounter with Armistead Maupin (of Tales of the City fame) in San Francisco which inspired Alexander McCall Smith to write his serial novel about the residents of 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in the author’s home town of Edinburgh.
44 Scotland Street
With its multiple-occupancy flats, 44 Scotland Street is an interesting corner of the city; a very Edinburgh mix of Bohemians, haute bourgeoisie, students and the more colourful members of the intelligentsia. 44 Scotland Street first appeared in daily episodes in The Scotsman newspaper in 2004, and was published in book form later that year by Polygon with great success.The adventures of Bertie the child prodigy, Cyril the dog with the gold tooth, and raffish painter Angus Lordie became an instant hit and a further eight series and book publications followed.
A ninth series will run in the Scotsman in the new year and will be available in book form in August 2013.
Available now in hardback from Polygon …