Well I think that it’s quite exciting. The other day I had a lovely email from some lovely people who are working alongside The Telegraph and the new serialisation that Alexander McCall Smith is working on. Last year, after the success of a serialization or two in The Scotsman (which became the 44 Scotland Street series of books), McCall Smith did a new series which became Corduroy Mansions a series based in my current homeland of London. Now he is back with the sequel ‘The Dog Who Came in From The Cold’ which I think has possibly one of my favourite titles of the year!
Anyway I have been asked if I will take part as one of the ‘Online Blogger Book Club’ Members which was a very delightful email to get on a rather random Wednesday (I went and saw a well known medium on Tuesday night which blew my mind and yet left me feeling quite odd and unsettled so was slightly out of sorts and this was a lovely moment) and how could I say no? I do really enjoy McCall Smith’s books (the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Series in particular) and have been meaning to give all of his other works ago. I have also noticed that Cornflower is doing this too, is anyone else? If you want to know more about the previous series or McCall Smith and this collaboration with The Telegraph then have a look here.
I know with Sensation Season this is another big project but actually they link in a way. After all werent all of the great sensational novels brought out to the public in serial form? Plus as readers of my blog there will be competitions and things for all of you from The Telegraph via me, so as far as I can see its win win!
Now I have been lucky enough to get the first five chapters before it all kicks off on Monday. Now I know there is a synopsis of the first book on the website, but you know me – I must read everything in order, and so now will have to break my book ban to get my mitts on a copy of ‘Corduroy Mansions to try and devour in one sitting on Sunday… hmmm where in London can I get a good second hand copy? My library is out of them… I shall have to go hunting, but for that book alone and no other.
Did you read Corduroy Mansions, how was it? Are you a McCall fan or do you think he is McCallful (do you see what I did there)? What is your favourite series he has brought out so far, am I missing some great ones? Will you be reading this series, do tell all?