Shelf life: Looking at secular books I spoke to two friends this week about Alexander McCall Smith’s hugely successful series The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and discovered two completely opposing opinions. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY…et alBy Alexander McCall SmithAbacus. £6.99ISBN 978-0349117737 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.