Looking at the bill — 5 Comments

  1. Any moment now someone will be recalling when crisps cost only 2p a packet, and penny chews really were a penny.
    Precious Ramotswe is enjoyale, but she gets a bit wearing a few books in.

  2. Don’t know about penny chews, but €400 would pay a teacher for eight months at a vocational school in Rwanda.

  3. I met Alexander McCall Smith at the Hay festival – in 2008 (I think), he came across as very genuine and friendly, keen to meet his audience/readers (he had been reading some of his stories for R4) .

  4. He is extraordinarily prolific – at the other end of the scale from thingy who died there a couple of weeks back

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