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Sunday, August 06, 2006

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency


You really have never read anything like this wonderful series of books. The books are set in Botswana, and the heroine is Mma Ramotswe, a "traditionally built" woman with an instinct and understanding that makes her able to help all sorts of people in unexpected ways.

The books are written with gentle humour and insight, and are a great remedy for the Blues on a tough day.

2 comments:

ann said...

I loved this series of books more than anything else he has written, although I do have a couple of novels here of his I haven't opened yet. I spent some time in South Africa and could easily recognise the type of characters he was writing about.

I read that line about being traditionally built on one of my many flights to or from Israel and sitting behind me was a good friend who knows the exact calorific value of everything she puts in her mouth.... I burst out laughing as I was eating a slice of fruit cake at the time. Remember her being served it in the orphanage.

I certainly recommend these books.. he tells quite a yarn :>)

JoJo said...

I could not get through this book at all. My boss leant it to me and I just struggled with it. I didn't care for the setting in Africa and I just couldn't get into it at all. My boss loved it though.

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