The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party. Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349123136 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookowl1000 of Foshan, Guangdong China on 8/1/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Thursday, August 01, 2013
Have you ever held a book and wondered where it had been before you came to own it, or where it will end up once you have finished with it? Well, welcome to the world of bookcrossing.

If you have accidentally stumbled across this book it would make someone very happy if you add a journal entry to tell those who had the book before you where you found it. You can remain anonymous if you want to, though if you create a screen name you will be able to get notification each time someone else journals this book.

When you have finished please release the book (and make a journal entry stating where you left it) to let it continue on its journey.

Following this book on its travels can be very fun.

Journal Entry 2 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Thursday, August 01, 2013
As the countdown to Mma Makutsi's wedding begins, all is not as it should be at the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. While investigating unpleasant occurrences on a southern cattle-post, Mma Ramotswe, always on the side of the weak against the strong, has reason to reflect on Rule No.3 of The Principles of Private Detection: never lie to the client. Apprentice mechanic Charlie seems to be avoiding certain important responsibilities. And as Mma Makutsi's big day approaches, her nemesis Violet Sephotho is casting her net wider: by standing for election which could spell trouble for the entire nation.

But as friends and family gather under starry African night skies, it turns out that even the most perplexing of apparitions - and the most shocking of crimes - may yield to rational explanation. And, of course, to Mma Ramotswe's inimitable way with love, intuition and redbush tea.

Journal Entry 3 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Thursday, August 01, 2013
I have decided to share these books as a book spiral as I consider it a shame that such a delightful series just sits on my shelf unread by others.

1. The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
2. Tears of the Giraffe
3. Morality for Beautiful Girls
4. The Kalahari Typing School for Men
5. The Full Cupboard of Life
6. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
7. Blue Shoes and Happiness
8. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
9. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
10. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
11. The Double Comfort Safari Club
12. The Saturday Big Tent Party
13. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
14. The minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

They are all paperbacks of the same size: 12.5cm x 19.5cm x 1.5cm, 231g

Jonniboi UK (UK)
wal-89 UK (UK/EUR)
Appelsiini Finland (Itnl)
lunatum Finland (Itnl)
greenbadger UK (Itnl)
Icila France (Itnl)
back to me in China

See entry for first book about spiral rules.

Journal Entry 4 by bookowl1000 at Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 02, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (8/2/2013 UTC) at Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Bought the book while staying in Ringwood as had to catch up with the series, read while on holiday in Minehead, and finally being posted ... on the day i am leaving the UK to go back to China.

I am thinking that Charlie got off way too easy, and felt the cattle drama was left unresolved, but still an enjoyable story. Good to see the marriage finally happen.

Journal Entry 5 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, August 03, 2013
Just got this today, thank you, may take me some time to get around to it though

Journal Entry 6 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, October 12, 2013
Travelling back over to Botswana, filled me with so much glee. This is definitely one of the better books of the series, as there is a great detective story involved, that kept me guessing and guessing.

I loved Mma Makutsi's nervousness and excitement with the wedding as it kept me entertained and the constant appearance of the little white van kept me extremely intrigued.

It was not quite 10 stars due to the fact that it was a speedy novel, I felt that the time involved went very quickly and a few days were skipped out. I might have liked another client to have come in and had a second detective story inside too.

Overall an exciting novel that kept me entertained right until the end. I can't wait for the next book which I have right beside me :)

I will send this out next week, with the previous book. I promise :)

Journal Entry 7 by Jonniboi at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 19, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (10/18/2013 UTC) at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom

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Sent this book off, it's now in the post!

Hope the next reader enjoys this as much as I did :)

Journal Entry 8 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 21, 2013
The latest book in the series is safely here with me. Thanks for sending/sharing :-)
February - Wow! I have had this book a long time, sorry about that!

I enjoyed this book a lot, I like the balance between the detective cases and the personal lives of the characters we already know. I'm glad that the wedding has happened now, it will be interesting to see how Mma Makutsi changes. The next one is waiting patiently for me to read.

Journal Entry 9 by wal-89 at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (2/14/2014 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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To be sent off with the previous book when I get to the post office :)

Journal Entry 10 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
And they are here, thanks for sending! I'm busy, as always, but try to get these moving some day :)

Journal Entry 11 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, September 25, 2014
Lunatum is coming to Tampere so I had to read this quickly! Luckily this was a very smooth story and I really enjoyed it. I just love it how things go in Botswana, although I know it would drive me crazy if we in Finland would try to live like that ;)

Thanks for sharing this book!

Journal Entry 12 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (9/25/2014 UTC) at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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I'll give this to lunatum when I meet her tonight.

Journal Entry 13 by winglunatumwing at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Friday, September 26, 2014
The boon is with me! I haven't got two previous books so this one has to wait so that I can read them in right order.

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