I've written before about the pleasure of Alexander McCall Smith's novels. He writes the gentlest, most well-observed stories and, if you haven't tried them, you are missing a treat.
Of course, his new stories aren't published often enough so in between we have the pleasure of his newsletters. Again, beautifully written, when they arrive it seems as if they may even be written solely for the receiver. Back copies of his newsletters are here so you can enjoy the pleasure of his words and sign up for delivery by email.