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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Title:In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
Authors:Alexander McCall Smith
Info:New York : Anchor Books, 2006, c2004.
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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith (2004)

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Book number six in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Despite looking at the beginning like it's setting up an odd little mystery, this one basically abandons even the thinnest traces of a detective story plot. And that is absolutely fine, because, as always, the appeal of this series is in the setting and the characters, and there's some really good character stuff here. ( )
  bragan | Sep 9, 2016 |
Another good read in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Preferred it to some of the recent books in the series. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
How could the characters from The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency be so warm and lovable when Isobel Dalhousie is so detestable? Will read more of this series. ( )
  .cris | May 31, 2016 |
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  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
I absolutely love this series, and will keep reading as long as McCall Smith keeps writing them. ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 13, 2016 |
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Mma Ramotswe was sitting alone in her favourite café, on the edge of the shopping centre at the Gaborone end of the Tlokweng Road.
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Ladies detectives,
Fix up all with perfect ease.
Happy Correctives.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140007570X, Paperback)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 6

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.

Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder in her house on Zebra Drive—and perhaps even more baffling--a pumpkin on her porch. Her associate, Mma Makutsi, also has a full plate. She's taken up dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man with two left feet. And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is already overburdened with work, one of his apprentices has run off with a wealthy older woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe’s normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a difficult secret from her past.

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"Precious Ramotswe finds herself overly beset by problems. She is already busier than usual at the detective agency when added to her concerns are a strange intruder in her house on Zebra Drive and the baffling appearance of a pumpkin. And then there is Mma Makutsi, who decides to treat herself to dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man who seems to have two left feet. Nor are things running quite as smoothly as they usually do at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotswe's husband, the estimable Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is overburdened with work even before one of his apprentices runs off with a wealthy woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe's normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a secret from her past." "All this unfolds against the sunlit background of Mma Ramotswe's beloved homeland, Botswana - a land of empty spaces, echoing skies, and an endless supply of soothing bush tea."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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