To the Land of Long Lost Friends

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

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"In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance but her inquiries will require an even more delicate touch than usual. Mma Ramotswe reconnects with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate proposion. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni finds himself embroiled in familial drama as well, when one of his clients asks for help evicting an unwanted houseguest who turns out to be the man's own brother. Elsewhere, Charlie and Fanwell are also involved in tricky matters of the heart, as Queenie-Queenie, Charlie's girlfriend, seems to have transferred her affections to Fanwell. It's up to Mma Makutsi to set things right, but she may be be too distracted by her nemesis Violet Sephotho, who has somehow been appointed to the board of a charity. What is Violet up to now? As all of these mysteries are unraveled, Mma Ramotswe and the entire No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency will be reminded of the value of tried-and-true wisdom-- never judge a book by its cover"--
Publisher: Toronto :, Alfred A. Knopf Canada,, 2019
ISBN: 9780735276376
Branch Call Number: FIC MCCAL A

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tjdickey
Jan 17, 2020

All the warmth of character, and heart of a more relaxed and human lifestyle that we have come to expect from McCall Smith's vision of the old Botswana, land of contented cattle.

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stdmja
Dec 29, 2019

I love the relaxed pace and gentle characters of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency series.

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ApollosRaven
Dec 11, 2019

Need a little relaxation? Some stress relief? Spend some time with the wonderful Mma Ramotswe and her friends. McCall Smith provides insight into the human condition, gentle humor, and a great deal of wisdom. Take a deep breath...

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maipenrai
Dec 08, 2019

I always love the story telling style of Alexander McCall Smith. This Number 1 Ladies' Detective Agency book did not have much of a mystery. I always listen to these books because I love the Botswana accent of the narrator. Still highly recommend the series. Kristi & Abby Tabby

JessicaGma Nov 26, 2019

This is another winning addition to the series, with all the usual characters. Charlie has a fiancee, Mme Ramotswe solves a few cases all at once, and it all ends well. I enjoy these so much.

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Roundcat
Nov 19, 2019

As with all good story tellers, McCall Smith takes various threads and weaves them into a picture. Not everyone is going to be thrilled with the solutions to their problems; but Mma Potokwane takes a hand in one thread of the story, Mma Makutsi resolves another, and Charlie will be starting a whole new thread. Overall Mma Precious Ramotswa keeps everyone working on their own particular piece of the picture while she copes with a new development in her life. Not only do the problems in this book come to a conclusion; but the lives of the people in the series set up new themes. Over all the wisdom of McCall Smith through Mma Ramotswa grounds the reader in a kinder, gentler way of life.

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