Beloved and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith lends his delightful touch to the Austen classic, Emma.
‘It’s comfort reading at its most soothing’ Independent
Sometimes it takes time to discover who you really are. And for Emma Woodhouse the journey is only just beginning. After graduating, Emma returns home to Norfolk, where she plans to set up a design business. But that summer, as Emma begins to match-make various friends and neighbours, some important lessons about life and relationships await her…
About the author
Like Mr Woodhouse, Alexander McCall Smith is the father of two daughters. Unlike Mr Woodhouse, he achieved global recognition in 1999 for his award-winning series The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and he now devotes his time to the writing of fiction, including the 44 Scotland Street and the Isabel Dalhousie series. He is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, and his work has been translated into forty-six languages. Before becoming a full-time writer he was for many years Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh University and served on national and international bioethics bodies. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Elizabeth, a doctor.
Praise for Emma:
‘Entertaining . . . McCall Smith brings such intelligence and wit’ The Daily Mail
‘Funny, heartfelt and very readable’ Good Housekeeping
‘Funny and clever’ Fabulous Magazine
Praise for Alexander McCall Smith:
‘Witty, elegant, gentle, compassionate’
‘The kind of simplicity one finds in the best children’s stories and a fluency which reflects his practice of writing 4,000 words a day in a stint of four hours… A talent for traditional story telling’ Guardian