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Even the arrival of her baby can't hold Mma Makutsi back from success in the workplace, and so no sooner than she becomes a full partner in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - in spite of Mma Ramotswe's belated claims that she is only 'an assistant full partner' - she also launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. Grace Makutsi is a lady with a business plan, but who could predict temperamental chefs, drunken waiters and more? Luckily, help is at hand, from the only person in Gaborone more gently determined than Mma Makutsi ...Mma Ramotswe, of course.
The fifteenth in the much-loved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series, Alexander McCall Smith’s latest look at life in Botswana sees business development as the foremost concern for Mma Ramotswe and her ‘co-director’ Mma Makutsi. As the two make plans for the agency’s future and, surprisingly, employ a further member of staff, Mma Makutsi branches out into new territory with a business venture of her own While Mma Ramotswe takes on the case of an amnesiac woman, her erstwhile assistant becomes a restaurateur, but problems arise, solutions are hard to come by, and the ladies discover that ‘there are some occasions on which you have to find out how to find out’ what you need to know. With its disquisitions on the failings of the male sex, the benefits of tea, and the novel concept of Pilates with cake, this book puts the world to rights in typically charming fashion.
'There is something almost divinely appealing about the way McCall Smith writes about daily life in Botswana ... it is hard to think of a contemporary writer more genuinely engaging ... [his] novels are also extremely funny: I find it impossible to think about them without smiling'
Mail on Sunday
'Forget the library - the body is in the mud hut. An African Miss Marple created by a Scottish lawyer ... superb'
'A small slice of heaven'
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 18/09/2014
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||18th September 2014|
|Author:||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
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 ...More About Alexander McCall Smith