The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

by Alexander McCall Smith

Part of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon Synopsis

As Botswana awaits the familiar blessing of the rains and the resumption of the eternal cycle, seismic upheaval is taking place at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Not only is Mr J. L. B. Matekoni attempting to reform himself into a modern husband, but after her marriage to Phuti Radiphuti, Mma Ramotswe's challenging but irreplaceable associate Mma Makutsi has joyful news. With the arrival of an heir to the Double Comfort furniture empire and Mma Makutsi busy with motherhood, cobras and a senior aunt, Mma Ramotswe must grapple alone with tea-making, detective work and a new uncertainty. Disturbing developments over the will of a local dignitary, Edgar Molapo, point to fraud and a shocking family secret, while tracing the source of a smear campaign against the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, in which notorious troublemaker Violet Sephotho may or not have a hand, proves to require a keen eye and an open mind. But the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is resilient and adaptable, and change brings salutary lessons: that our enemies are not always obvious, that a snake under the bed may be an ally, and that a mother's love conquers all.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon Press Reviews

Blake may have been able to see the world in a grain of sand, but McCall Smith can encapsulate the human condition in a plate of stewed pumpkin. His talent is to see the god in small things - Sunday Times Scotland

 

The magnificent Mma Ramotswe is a delightful original and a reminder of a calm, leisured way of life that still exists in parts of post-colonial Africa Guardian Unalloyed pleasure -  Sunday Telegraph

 

A small slice of heaven -  Scotsman

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ISBN: 9780349139289
Publication date: 18/02/2014
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780349139289
Publication date: 18/02/2014
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349139289
Publication date: 18th February 2014
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith was our Guest Editor in July 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series ...

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