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

About Alexander McCall Smith

Portrait of Alexander McCall Smith

Sir Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith (born 24 August 1948) is a Scottish legal scholar and author of fiction. He was raised in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and was formerly Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. He became an expert on medical law and bioethics and served on...

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