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The Full Cupboard Of Life


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*The fifth in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series *Highly original 'detective' stories with unique setting and characters for people who are fed up with aggressive literature which dwells on selfishness, discourtesy and conflict.

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McCall Smith is is a Professor of Medical Law as well as an author who has written over 50 books on a wide range of subjects: from Forensic Aspects of Sleep to The Criminal Law of Botswana, The Perfect Hamburger(children's fiction) to Portuguese Irregular Verbs (short stories).


This fifth title in the "No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series follows detective Mma Precious Ramotswe; her fianc? and owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni; assistant Mma Makutsi; and local children's orphanage director Mma Potokwani. In this installment, wealthy Mma Holonga, owner of a hairdressing chain and patent on Special Girl Hair Braiding Preparation, seeks the investigation of four possible husbands; Mma Potokwani sets up J.L.B. for a fundraising parachute jump; and Gaborone's best mechanic must confront the owner of First Class Motors with shoddy workmanship on the town butcher's car. And will J.L.B. ever actually marry Mma Ramotswe? Listeners eagerly await Lisette Lecat's evocative recordings about this "traditional" lady and the gentle Botswanans. Highly recommended for all collections.-Sandy Glover, Camas P.L., WA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

'There is something almost divinely appealing about the way Alexander McCall Smith writes about daily life in 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' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

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