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Morality for beautiful girls (original 2001; edition 2002)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Title:Morality for beautiful girls
Authors:Alexander McCall Smith
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Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith (2001)



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The lesson in this entry in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is about morality, and it’s not just morality for beautiful girls. While Mma Makutsi does a little digging to find out which beauty queen is worthy of the Beauty and Integrity title, Mma Ramotswe muses about morality and its many aspects, such as established codes vs. personal morality, and cases where being a little underhanded might actually be the moral thing to do. As always, this has the three requisite cases although only two are successfully wrapped up at the end. As Mma Ramotswe puts it so well, “I think there are some matters that are best left undisturbed. ...We don’t want to know the answer to everything.” ( )
  wandaly | Dec 31, 2017 |
There are many troubles in Gabarone, Botswana, home of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency and Mma Ramotswe, its proprietor. A very strange boy has walked out of the woods but is unable to speak, a government official believes his sister-in-law is poisoning his brother, the sponsors of a local beauty pageant may pull their support and most importantly, Mma Ramotswe's fiance, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is ill. Thank goodness she has her secretary to help run the detective agency and car repair shop in Ramotswe's and Matekoni's absence.
The mysteries are solved by the cleverness of Ramotswe and Secretary, Mma Makutsi. The reader just needs to sit back, enjoy the ride and let their imagination run wild.
With the third book in the series, although the characters are still enjoyable, one fears that the next book in the series will be much of the same ( )
  Carmenere | Nov 11, 2017 |
Number 3 of The No.1 ladies detective agency. Another nice little book. I'm really getting into this series! They are sweet and easy to read. Love the simplicity of life that they portray. ( )
  Nataliec7 | Aug 14, 2017 |
Mma Ramotswe is such a sensible woman. Faced with moving her office, trying to get her fiance, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, help with his depression and solving a case for a big government man she sits down and makes a list. Then she takes care of the things on the list and soon everything is under control. And her assistant, Mma Makutsi, newly appointed to Assistant Manager of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, has learned a great deal from her mentor. She soon has the garage in shape and the lazy apprentices working long hours (and loving having a woman boss). While Mma Ramotswe is away taking care of the case for the big government man, Mma Makutsi even helps the organizer of the Miss Glamourous Botswana competition find a winner who embodies the Beauty and Integrity theme. ( )
  gypsysmom | Aug 9, 2017 |
Written in a very formal, gentle style. ( )
  raizel | Apr 27, 2017 |
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Mma Ramotswe, the daughter of the late Obed Ramotswe of Mochudi, near Gaborone, Botswana, Africa, was the announced fiance of Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, son of the late Pumphamilitse Matekoni, of Tlokweng, peasant farmer and latterly chief caretaker of the Railway Head Office.
"Who was to tell another person what size they should be? It was a form of dictatorship, by the thin, and she was not having any of it. If these thin people became any more insistent, then more generously sized people would just have to sit on them. Yes, that would teach them! Hah!"
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THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY published in 1998, introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe, the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE took us further into this world, and now, continuing the adventures of Mma Ramotswe, MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, finds her expanding her business to take in the world of car repair and a beauty pageant. Alexander McCall Smith's sense of humour and gentle charm have created a substantial cult following. MORALITY FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS will win him yet more fans.

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In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important "Government Man," and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fiance's Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated than he seems. -- back cover.… (more)

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