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"What would summer be without a visit to Botswana and the private detective agency run by Precious Ramotswe? The point of these books . . . is not to uncover mysteries, at least not directly, but rather, discuss the vagaries of the human heart and what makes people tick." Ottawa Citizen
"Like clove oil on a bad tooth, McCall Smith's fiction acts on cynicism as an effective, old-fashioned balm." The Globe and Mail
Praise for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series:
"Utterly charming and compulsively readable." Newsweek
"Smart and sassy…[with] the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once." Los Angeles Times
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana.See all Product Description
First book l read from this author.
Easy (maybe too easy for my taste) entertaining it gives you a feeling of life in Boswana. Calm good people. Read more
My mother is a fan of this author and as such this made an excellent gift. She very much appreciated the fact that it could be shipped directly to her.Published on May 17 2013 by George Toumishey
Even though it was an abridged version, these African characters shine through brightly, their flaws and weird character traits becoming endearing as the story goes on. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2011 by minette
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