Alexander Smith was born on August 24, 1948. He is an Emeritus Professor and an English author who works at the University of Edinburgh. Towards the end of the 20th century, Smith became an expert bioethics and medical law and also served on British and international committees. Ever since he became widely known as the writer of fiction, Alexander McCall Smith has managed to sell more than 40 million books with most of them being translated into 46 languages. He is widely known as the author of the Number one Ladies Detective series. In the year 1981, Smith moved to Southern Africa where he played a key role in the establishment of the University of Botswana. While at the University, he co-wrote the only book, which is currently in Botswana’s legal structure, Criminal Law of Botswana.
Order of Harriet Bean Series
|1||The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean||1990|
|2||Harriet Bean and the League of Cheats||1991|
|3||The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean||1993|
Smith is a prolific writer of fiction with numerous book series in his name. Writing at a prodigious rate, Smith never loses a single day, since he writes between two thousand to three thousand words each day. However, when at home, he writes approximately five thousand words each day. His very first novel was published in the year 1998. The series gained worldwide recognition as the Number One Ladies Detective Series, which featured Precious Ramotswe. The series sold more than 20 million English Edition copies. The first book in the Harriet Beans series, The Five Lost Aunties was published in the year 1990 while the second book was published in the year 1991. Being a trilogy and a children’s series, the Harriet Beans series only has three books.
Harriet Beans Awards
Despite the fact that all the three books in this series in this book performed extremely well concerning sales, none of the books was nominated for any literary awards.
Harriet Beans Books into Films
None of the books in the Harriets Beans book series is yet to be adapted for the screenplay.
Best Harriet Bean Books
Five Lost Aunts: This is the first book in the Harriet Beans book series. It is also one of the best performing books in the series. Alexander McCall Smith brings to us the readers, a rather interesting and whimsical story. In this installment, Harriet makes a discovery that his father has five sisters, however since it has been a while since he saw them, he has completely lost touch with all of them. To upsurge the mystery, the father removes a picture, which he took together with his sisters. However, he is the only person who is visible in the pictures. The painter, who took the picture, was sent away even before he could finish it. Harriet is more than determined to find her father’s sisters. She becomes obsessed with the fact that she needs to complete the family picture.
Nonetheless, this turns out to be exceedingly true, especially towards the end when it is revealed that family is exceedingly important and also the most long lasting pair of companions and friends. From the look of things, this is the main lesson in the book. Particularly, this young adult novel is primarily focused on aspects such as character development. While the author has paid attention to the characters, especially for children, he is also exceedingly careful. Each of the sisters who is missing has a unique character. As a matter of fact, when searching for the sisters, Harriet uses their character to find them. To make the book rather interesting, two of the sisters are detectives who own a Ladies Detective agency, something that is common with most of Alexander Smith’s series.
Other Book Series You May Like
The “Akimbo” book series is also another superbly written child’s books, which has been infused with lots of wit and lessons. As usual, McCall is interested in morality and ethics. The Akimbo book series mainly centers on Akimbo, a young child who is between seven and eight years of age. One of the best performing books in this series is Akimbo and the elephant. Akimbo, the protagonist becomes aware that there are individuals who are poaching; killing the elephants and then taking their tasks. The main character learns about poaching when he stumbles upon a dead elephant while on a trip with his father who works as a ranger.
Upon looking at the dead elephant, together with its calf, Akimbo is deeply bothered. Upon discussing the issue with his father, Akimbo learns that it is exceedingly difficult to track and bring the poachers to justice. Thus, Akimbo devices a plan to not only find out who are responsible for poaching but also gather proof about their participation in the illegal activity. This is an excellent story for young girls and boys.