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Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well, but who admires her greatly. And all of this happens against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and of a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky...
Another delightful visit with the residents of Gabarone and surrounding villages. These characters feel like family. I enjoyed it immensely.Published 11 months ago by dragonworks
An entertaining read though not as entertaining as the previous novels. Dwelling more on character building, it will certainly serve to build on further stories in the series. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Peter Jones
Normally one to stick with a bestseller that EVERYONE is reading---you know the books I'm talking about---DA VINCI CODE by Brown or McCrae's KATZENJAMMER, I instead opted for this... Read morePublished on June 27 2006 by Avid Reader (who isn't?)
This book is guaranteed to make you feel cheerful. The lead characters are delightfully human and the plot moves at an amiable, always interesting place. Read morePublished on March 23 2006 by faithful reader
Although I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I did the other four -- the pace, the writing, the gentleness of the characters were all wonderful-- I was troubled by one central... Read morePublished on May 16 2004
Life is good. Precious Ramotswe is back. Of traditional build and generous heart she's the indefatigable, irresistible proprietress of Botswana's No. Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Gail Cooke