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The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection - No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Paperback)
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The Limpopo Academy Of Private Detection - No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 14/03/2013
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Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi have always relied on the advice of the classic guide to their trade, The Principles of Private Detection. But who is the eminent author, Mr Clovis Andersen, and what if he were to come to Botswana? That seems a very unlikely possibility, and yet . . . When Mr Andersen visits Botswana on holiday, he is delighted and intrigued to stumble across a roadside sign that reveals the existence of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Professional courtesy suggests that he call and announce himself. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are embarking on married life and building a new house - a tricky business under any circumstances but especially hazardous when the name of the contractor is the Joy and Light Building Company.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349123158
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 18 mm


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Praise for Alexander McCall Smith:

"To say McCall Smith is a literary phenomenon doesn't quite describe what has happened. He has become more of a movement, a worldwide club for the dissemination of gentle wisdom and good cheer."
"--The Telegraph

""McCall Smith has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people's lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature."
"--Publishers Weekly
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"From the Hardcover edition."

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Does not disappoint.... Wonderful and addictive."
--"newbooks"

"Smith wisely doesn't tamper with his winning recipe for literary comfort food.... As always, the detection is secondary to Smith's continuing exploration of the rhythms and social dynamics of small-town African life."
--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

"I love Mma Ramotswe more and more.... These books always leave me feeling more positive, more optimistic, more content.... Fans will find nothing disappointing here, other than the soft sigh as you turn the final page, knowing you must wait a little time again for the next installment!"
--"The Bookbag "(UK)


Praise for "The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection" and Alexander McCall Smith:
"Fans of the series will find much to enjoy.... It is all but impossible to criticise this novel." "The Guardian"
"To say McCall Smith is a literary phenomenon doesn't quite describe what has happened. He has become more of a movement, a worldwide club for the dissemination of gentle wisdom and good cheer." "The Telegraph"
"McCall Smith has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people's lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature." "Publishers Weekly"
"The gentle and telling portrait of the human condition lingers [after reading]." "Star Tribune" (Minneapolis)

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“First Time Reader of this author”

This is the first of Alexander McCall Smith's books that I have read, but I have to say I will definitely read more. A really, enjoyable, easy read that you don't have to think too much about. I really liked... More

Paperback edition
10th March 2013
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“A relaxing, but thought provoking read”

I started this book just after finishing ‘The Drop’ by Michael Connelly and the contrast was so immense. I enjoyed both books but they are so different.

Alexander McCall Smith has a great way of slowing down your... More

Paperback edition
16th April 2013
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“Gentle detective story”

I received this book as an ARC copy from Waterstones.

I've never read any of the previous series although I've seen them in the library and bookshops so jumping in at book 13 could have been confusing but I... More

Paperback edition
3rd March 2013
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