I love everything by Alexander McCall Smith - especially the 44 Scotland series. My second favourite would be the Isobel Dalhousie series. My least favourite series is the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series featuring Mma Ramotswe and set in Botswana. My favourite character in the 44 Scotland Street novels is Bertie Pollock. He's such a sweet and funny kid.
I absolutely agree, Emma! I couldn't get into the No. 1 Ladies series at all but Scotland St. is another matter entirely. I too am a big Bertie fan and the good news is that no. 4 in the series is to be called 'The World According to Bertie'. Sounds promising!