Almost kiwi

Best-selling British author, Alexander McCall Smith, (No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) revealed a Kiwi connection while in the country promoting his latest book. McCall Smith’s doctor father, George McCall Smith, ran off with a patient to NZ in 1914, scandalously leaving his wife and four children behind in Scotland. McCall Smith Snr set up a clinic in Hokianga where, according to his son, “he was very much liked.”

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