Per Precious Ramotswe, titolare della Ladies' Detective Agency N.1 in Botswana, non c'è un attimo di pace. La nota investigatrice non solo deve riuscire a placare i sensi di colpa di un nuovo cliente, legati a sconvenienti comportamenti giovanili, ma è anche costretta a far fronte all'infelicità che affligge alcune persone a lei care e all'indecisione del signor JLB Matekoni, proprietario dell'officina Speedy Motors nonché suo fidanzato, il quale non si risolve a fissare la data delle nozze. E, come se non bastasse, in città ha aperto i battenti una nuova agenzia investigativa, gestita da un tipo terribilmente tronfio e maschilista. Ma la signora Ramotswe non cede ai colpi della sventura.
- ISBN: 8882466043
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 210
Alexander McCall Smith - image from famousauthors.org Guilt is the subject here. The theme is threaded throughout. The primary client of the book is a mister Molefelo, a hotelier and ostrich farmer. He had committed a crime as a youth and sought to atone for his sins. Precious helps him of course. M Leggi tutto
Fourth installment in this amazing series. You don't read Mma Ramotswe novels for the action or even for the mysteries. You read them for the gentle rhythm of the narration, the wise philosophy of the characters. In this we rejoin Mma Ramostwe as she waits for her fiancée to set a date for their wed Leggi tutto
Reading a book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is like catching up with old friends. Mma Ramotswe is still proud to be a traditionally-built woman living in the greatest country in Africa, if not the world. Her assistant, Mma Makutsi, reminds anyone who will listen that she scored a 97 a Leggi tutto
These books drive me crazy, but instead of talking about what I don't like about them, I want to say what I do like. I keep reading them for some reason, so I think it is about time I figure out why. The first reason is that the author, clearly, has an affection for Botswana. He describes cattle in a Leggi tutto
Africa is a continent that is somehow really close to my heart. This is largely because I have had several friends from the continent, coming from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria to name a few. One of my closest friends after marriage is from Liberia. Added to this fact, is that my husband makes regular vi Leggi tutto
Just as with all the other books in the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series, this one evokes a clear sense of place and characters. Simply put, it makes me want to be in Botswana right now. One of the things I like best about Alexander McCall Smith's writing is the way he develops his characters th Leggi tutto
A delightfully gentle series of books by Alexander McCall Smith - set in and around Botswana's capital city of Gaborone and stories of the 'No.1 Ladies Detective Agency'. McCall Smith has created a lovely world of mainly (very) amateurish sleuthing - which whilst ostensibly the theme which is central Leggi tutto
***Third read*** I can't get enough of this series. Every time, they just get better. The audio performance by Lisette Lecat is just perfect, in every way, and since I listen more than read, I enjoy her performance as much as the words. Please, please listen to this series. Most libraries offer the d Leggi tutto
Another lovely slice of Botswana, served as always with Mma Ramotswe's wisdom and philosophy. In this book we see Mma Makutsi come into her own with her new business venture and rise unscathed from a (view spoiler) [ romance with a man whom she didn't know was married but was being investigated by Mma Ramotswe on s (hide spoiler)] Leggi tutto
The story of _Kalahari Typing School for Men_ was much like its immediate predecessor, _Morality for Beautiful Girls_. The novel focuses a great amount on the development of some characters, and leaves others "out to dry", and ultimately strays away from the things that made books 1 and 2 of the ser Leggi tutto
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