You can go through life and make new friends every year — every month practically — but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years.

Alexander McCall Smith in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE (born 24 August 1948), is a British-Zimbabwean writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 20th century, McCall Smith became a respected expert on medical law and bioethics and served on British and international committees concerned with these issues.

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