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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

by Alexander McCall Smith

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I just love this series. ( )
  INorris | Jun 8, 2017 |
I was a little disappointed by this book. I've loved the rest of this series, but it may be that I'm just growing a little tired of the characters' lack of growth. The "mysteries" in this particular installment seemed trite and overly simple, no element of surprise and no red herrings. But it is a cheerful, light read. Maybe I'm just asking too much. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
Contains as usual nuggets of wisdom from mme ramotswe ( )
  siok | Dec 19, 2016 |
A very entertaining book in the cozy and comfortable series. These books are so easy going that you can't help enjoying them, it is like being back with long lost friends. The main mystery in this one is very light revolving around why a football team is always losing and whether there is a traitor in amongst the team. The mysteries in these books are almost secondary to life in Botswana as told by Mma Ramotswe. This book is worth reading alone for the reaction she had to her dying little van. Can't wait to be back with the characters in the next book. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Dec 6, 2016 |
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith
3 stars
This is a perfect title for an easy relaxed visit to Botswana and the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. As usual the story is less about any actual mysteries than it is about the ongoing lives of the characters. Mma Ramotswe mourns the loss of her tiny white van. The “other” apprentice acquires a name and a life history. Violet Zapoto is foiled again in her desire to ruin the happiness of Grace Makutsi. All’s well that ends well, although not very much happens. I love these characters. Life seems very good in Botswana.
This was also an audio book. I doubt that I would have enjoyed this series as much reading it to myself. Hearing the accent and correct pronunciation brings the characters to life.
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  msjudy | May 30, 2016 |
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Traditionally built people may not look as if they are great walkers, but there was a time when Precious Ramotswe walked four miles a day.
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The latest installment of this universally beloved and best-selling series finds Precious Ramotswe in personal need of her own formidable detection talents . . . .

Mma Ramotswe’s ever-ready tiny white van has recently developed a rather disturbing noise. Of course, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni–her estimable husband and one of Botswana’s most talented mechanics––is the man to turn to for help. But Precious suspects he might simply condemn the van and replace it with something more modern. Can she find a way to save her old friend?

In the meantime, Mma Makutsi discovers that her old rival Violet Sephotho, who could not have gotten more than fifty percent on her typing final at the Botswana Secretarial College, has set her sights on none other than Mma Makutsi’s fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti. Can Mma Ramotswe’s intuition save the day? Finally, the proprietor of a local football team has enlisted the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency to help explain its dreadful losing streak. The owner of the team is convinced he as a traitor in his midst. But how is Mma Ramotswe, who has never seen a football match in her life, going to discern who is throwing the game? Help, it turns out, may come from an unexpected quarter.

There are few mysteries that can’t be solved and fewer problems that can’t be fixed when the irrepressible Precious Ramotswe puts her mind to them. A good cup of red bush tea might be the best solution of all.

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Precious Ramotswe uses her formidable detection talents to track down her tiny white van--sold by her estimable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and stolen from its new owner--while simultaneously helping to explain the dreadful losing streak of a local football team and smoothing out a snag in Mma Makutsi's engagement to Mr Phuti Radiphut.… (more)

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