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Precious Ramotswe, a cheerful woman of traditional build, is the founder of Botswana's first and only ladies' detective agency. Here is a gentle ...Show synopsisPrecious Ramotswe, a cheerful woman of traditional build, is the founder of Botswana's first and only ladies' detective agency. Here is a gentle interpretation of the detective role: solving her cases through her innate wisdom and understanding of human nature, she 'helps people with problems in their lives'. With a tone that is as elegant as that which is unfailingly used by his protagonist, Alexander McCall Smith tenderly unfolds a picture of life in Gaborone with a mastery of comic understatement and an evident sympathy for his subjects and their milieu. In the background of all this is Botswana, a country of vast landscapes and echoing skies, one so beautiful and entrancing that it breaks the heart. Mma Ramotswe has prepared the red bush tea and is waiting for you to join her. She has much to tell you.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. No dust jacket as issued. Clean and tight-unused copy...New. No dust jacket as issued. Clean and tight-unused copy-Excellent! ! Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 272 p. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (Paperback). Audience: General/trade.
I loved this book. I saw it on television and waited to buy the book at a reasonable price that I could afford. This lady detective is a warm and cheery sole. I got quite involved in it and couldn't put it down until the very end. I would recommend it to any body who likes something different in the ...
The author conveys so authentically and with gentle humour the nuances of a country a world away from what the majority of us know.
Here people address each other respectfully as "Mother" (MMa) and "Brother" (Rra).
This is not a heroine who is blind to the faults of the world, she sees clearly ...
The first book in a growing series tells of the life and work of Precious Ramotswe, the first lady detective in Botswana. While portraying Mma Ramotswe's day to day activities,the writer also shares a warm glimpse into the culture and history of Botswana and its people. Our heroine has her own sense ...
The delightful first book in this series of 6, telling of the life of Precious Ramotswe, the first lady detective in Botswana.
Here we don't have murder, or car chases - Mma Ramotswe settles her traditionally-built figure into her tiny white van, and explores the mysteries of missing cattle, misbehaving ...
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