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How to Raise an Elephant: No. 1 Ladies'…

How to Raise an Elephant: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (21) (edition 2020)

by Alexander McCall Smith (Author)

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Title:How to Raise an Elephant: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (21)
Authors:Alexander McCall Smith (Author)
Info:Anchor (2020), 257 pages
Collections:eBook, Read, Read but unowned
Tags:_NIL, _F2021, No 1. Ladies' Detective Agency, _eBook, Africa, Botswana Africa, Crime, Detective, Fiction, Mystery, Precious Ramotswe, Private Investigator, Suspense, Alexander McCall Smith, Grace Makutsi, Grace P. Makutsi, Grace Radiphuti, Tlokweng Botswana Africa, Motholeli, Puso, J.L.B. Matekoni, Gaborone Botswana Africa, Charlie, Phuti Radiphuti, Phuti Edgar Radiphuti, Clovis Andersen, Lobatse Botswana Africa, Mochudi Botswana Africa, Obed Ramotswe, Seretse Khama, Seretse Khama (Sir), Fanwell, Violet Sephotho, Bobonong Botswana Africa, Queenie-Queenie Modikwe, Old Naledi Botswana Africa, Silvia Potokwane, Silvia Potokwani, Sylvia Potokwane, Note Mokoti, Itumelang Radiphuti, Itumelang Clovis Radiphuti, Itumelang Andersen Radiphuti, Francistown Botswana Africa, Maun Botswana Africa, Molepolole Botswana Africa, Iain McIntosh, Dedication, Chapter One: No Double Bed, Chapter Two: Late People Talk to Us, Chapter Three: Rule No. 1, Chapter Four: A1 Excellent Fine, Chapter Five: All Needs Foodstuffs and Household Good, Chapter Six: Vehicles Have a Smell, Chapter Seven: Morning Boyfriend Evening Boyfriend, Chapter Eight: Government Cherries, Chapter Nine: Mma Ramotswe Has Few Faults, Chapter Ten: They Say She Is Smart Smart, Chapter Eleven: My Cup Has Too Much Tea in It, Chapter Twelve: She’s a Useless, Chapter Thirteen: Nice Things About Your Skin, Chapter Fourteen: This Is a Big Mess, Chapter Fifteen: Is It Hard to Raise an Elephant?, Mats Wanger, Cecilia Ögren Wanger, CHAPTER ONE NO DOUBLE BED, CHAPTER TWO LATE PEOPLE TALK TO US, Mma Kenosi, Blessing Mompati, CHAPTER THREE RULE NO. 1, Tefo Kgomo, CHAPTER FOUR A1 EXCELLENT FINE, CHAPTER FIVE ALL NEEDS FOODSTUFFS AND HOUSEHOLD GOOD, CHAPTER SIX VEHICLES HAVE A SMELL, CHAPTER SEVEN MORNING BOYFRIEND EVENING BOYFRIEND, CHAPTER EIGHT GOVERNMENT CHERRIES, Bishop Mwamba, Dr. Moffat, Elizabeth II (Queen), Charles Prince of Wales, Sister Banjule, Richard Makutsi, CHAPTER NINE MMA RAMOTSWE HAS FEW FAULTS, CHAPTER TEN THEY SAY SHE IS SMART SMART, Mma Moyana, CHAPTER ELEVEN MY CUP HAS TOO MUCH TEA IN IT, Mma Phiri, CHAPTER TWELVE SHE’S A USELESS, Mma Stevens, CHAPTER THIRTEEN NICE THINGS ABOUT YOUR SKIN, Margaret Matlapeng, Rra Matlapeng, CHAPTER FOURTEEN THIS IS A BIG MESS, CHAPTER FIFTEEN IS IT HARD TO RAISE AN ELEPHANT?, Mosomane Botswana Africa, Dibete Botswana Africa, Mahalapye Botswana Africa, Palapye Botswana Africa, Nata Botswana Africa, Boago Poloko, Debra Stevens, Ipeleng Chabata

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This was a nice quick read. The caseload was light in the heat of the dry weather. Charlie transported an orphan elephant in Mma Ramotswe's van that was doomed to be eaten, but it was rescued and ended up in farm for orphan elephants. I enjoy this series but get tired of Mma Makutsi's rants against men. ( )
  eliorajoy | Sep 6, 2021 |
The characters as well built. One character tells very convoluted stories on anything making her colleagues' eyes roll -- yours will also. Those of you who like "male-bashing" will love this book. The ladies go off frequently on "men!" It not really a mystery but it's a quick read. I would like more of the culture of Botswana. ( )
  shayes1 | Jul 13, 2021 |
Another excellent addition to the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Life for Precious and supporting characters has not changed much since the previous novel, To the Land of Long Lost Friends. In an effort to keep up with the latest style Grace has donned new smaller glasses. Precious and J.L.B have new neighbors. Charlie has allowed a 'friend' to manipulate him into transporting and caring for... a largish orphan. And Blessing, a cousin of Precious' visits and asks for help.

As always, conversations between Precious, J.L.B, Grace, Charlie and Fanwell are hysterical.

Cases get solved, issues resolved, solutions found all because of Precious' patience, smarts, kindness, and love. Read the series; we need to learn from these books!
1 vote Bookish59 | Apr 8, 2021 |
How to Raise an Elephant - Smith
4 stars

This the 21st book in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series. It is the first time I’ve read rather than listened to one of these books. I missed Lisette Lecat extremely, but for some reason she does not perform this book. Fortunately, it is her characterizations that I ‘heard’ as I read my kindle copy.

As usual, there was no suspense and little mystery to this story. It was just a pleasant visit with a group of likable characters. Mma Ramotswe is approached by a distant cousin who needs financial assistance for medical treatment. There was an unexpected twist to this plot which looks in the beginning as a clear case of fraud. Charlie and the little white van are recruited to rescue an orphaned baby elephant with predictable and heart-warming complications. I always think that I will get tired of this series, but I continue to appreciate the quiet entertainment. ( )
  msjudy | Mar 24, 2021 |
The latest entry in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series (This is book #21), finds Precious Ramotswe wondering about her new neighbors next door, and also wary of a distant cousin who comes to see her looking for money. Meanwhile, Charlie borrows the little white van to haul a moat unusual cargo.

As usual in the cozy mystery series, nothing really bad ever happens and in the end, everything is resolved with a big dollop of love and kindness. This book is the perfect antidote to the ugliness we see on the news every day. ( )
  etxgardener | Feb 11, 2021 |
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