The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 034911675x Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookCrosser of Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on 11/29/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by BookCrosser from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, November 29, 2009
Very pleasant (detective)stories set in Botswana.

Journal Entry 2 by BookCrosser at on Sunday, November 29, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (11/30/2009 UTC) at

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Journal Entry 3 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Thank you very much BookCrosser for this book by one of my favourite authors. I am really looking forward to reading this one again, as I am planning on reading the whole series in order. This was very generous of you. I really appreciate it.

Amazon Editorial Review:
Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger ...Delightfully different, THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.

Journal Entry 4 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, March 27, 2010
What a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Who wouldn't love Mma Ramotswe? She is such a character, and what a good detective! She solves all crimes easily! :)) I am going to be lending this book out to a group of friends who are not yet members of bookcrossing.
(photo of author above)

Journal Entry 5 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, August 28, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (8/28/2010 UTC) at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands

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I am now lending this book to my good friend Pam. I am not sure if Pam will leave a journal entry here to say she has the book. She might even decide to join bookcrossing. Who knows? Whatever happens I hope that she will enjoy the book as much as I did. I will be getting this book back afterwards so that I can lend it out to someone else who really wants to read it.



Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, October 07, 2010
Thanks to the 'leaver' of this book I am back in reading after 9yrs of not being able to get
into books after being an avid reader. This book is an easy read, you can pick it up and
get back into it so easily and fun to read.
Thanks Book Crossing.
Pam.

Journal Entry 7 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Pam returned this book to me. Now to find another reader for it.

Journal Entry 8 by wingchamonix44wing at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, February 04, 2011
I am reserving this for fellow Bookcrosser, dutch-book. Will send her a PM first to make sure she still wants to read it.

Journal Entry 9 by wingchamonix44wing at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, February 05, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (2/5/2011 UTC) at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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I just braved a wind storm to walk to the local postoffice to get this book posted to dutch-book. Yes, the weather today is absolutely awful with strong, whistling winds, bending and swaying trees, and leaves blowing into your face!! I opened the front door of our house to see a big pile of leaves on the doormat. When I stepped outside my foot disappeared into them! Here's a pic of the leaves, taken of my view of them as I opened the front door.

Anyway this book is at long last on its way to you dutch-book. Did I ever tell you that I sometimes enclose things in books? I have found a few websites online and lots of notes about the things people have found inside books. So sometimes I put something inside myself to travel with the book. I have enclosed my train ticket from August 2010 when I travelled by train and ferry, with my daughter, to England! Let's see how far it travels in the future!


I hope you will like this book as much as I did! I like the story, and the author's style of writing, and his humour, so much that I bought a copy of this book for myself to go into my permanent collection.
ENJOY!
Footnote:
I also enclosed a card sent to me by JulesPaige to be signed by you and then sent on to another BookCrosser. (Apparently inspired by my Message in a Bottle notes in the forum!) I hope that's ok by you to continue this chain message. I ended up receiving THREE of them, but I have only sent you ONE!


Release Challenges:
This book was released as part of the following release challenge in the online BookCrossing Release Challenges forum:
'Keep Them Moving 2011 Release Challenge January - April'





Journal Entry 10 by wingdutch-bookwing at Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
The book arrived in the mal yesterday. I've heard so much about it. I love the cover, I feel it must represent the book very well. The chain letter will continue it's travels. I'll make sure this book will continue it's journey to someone who really wants to read the book (RABCK.) And I'll leave the train ticket in the book so that too can make further travels.

Journal Entry 11 by wingdutch-bookwing at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, January 25, 2013
Finally read this book, but I would recommend to people to read it in one go, because I'll bet that would the experience even better. I did enjoy it now though, but I wish I had read it in one go.

Journal Entry 12 by wingdutch-bookwing at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, January 25, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (1/24/2013 UTC) at Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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I'm really sorry for not sending you this book earlier. It's not a Christmas-suprise anymore, but I still hope you will enjoy receiving and reading this book just as much.

Journal Entry 13 by Chremajora at Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, January 28, 2013
Thank you for passing this book on to me, dutch-book. I know my wishlist states "Any books by Alexander McCall Smith" (note to self: I really need to update that!!) but unfortunately I have already read this one. It is one of just two of his many books that I have actually read, but don't worry - I'll be looking for a good home to pass it on to!

And you are right, it wasn't a Christmas surprise any more but so what? It is always nice to receive surprises in the post, don't you think?

Journal Entry 14 by Chremajora at Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, May 31, 2014
This lovely book has been on my AVL shelf for far too long. Now I am actively searching for the next reader . could it be you?

Journal Entry 15 by Chremajora at Falkland, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, June 21, 2014

Released 6 yrs ago (6/21/2014 UTC) at Falkland, Scotland United Kingdom

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I offered this book to you quite some time ago, then my car broke down and I couldn't make it to the post office. Sorry you had to wait! I hope you enjoy the book - better late than never.

Happy reading!

Journal Entry 16 by toothfairy25 at Fife, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, June 30, 2014
Very kindly sent to me chremajora along with a lovely bookmark! Thanks so much, I'll update my JE when I've read it :) I'm sorry to hear about your car, and hope that everything's in working order now, (and wasn't too expensive to fix!!) :D

Journal Entry 17 by toothfairy25 at Hemma in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (3/3/2015 UTC) at Hemma in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Happy travels!

Journal Entry 18 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, April 03, 2015
Picked up at meetup & destined for The Glencorse Centre obcz soon. Thanks!

Journal Entry 19 by wingCassandra2020wing at The Glencorse Centre in Auchendinny, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (4/16/2015 UTC) at The Glencorse Centre in Auchendinny, Scotland United Kingdom

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Released to obcz

Journal Entry 20 by wingGlencorseCentrewing at Auchendinny, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 16, 2015
Now available on the Official BookCrossing Zone bookshelf in The Glencorse Centre, 4 Firth Road, Auchendinny, Midlothian, EH26 0QZ

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Journal Entry 21 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 08, 2015
retrieved from OBCZ

Journal Entry 22 by wingCassandra2020wing at Hemma in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (10/18/2015 UTC) at Hemma in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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I plan ‘releasing’ this book at the next Edinburgh Bookcrossing Meet-up. The Edinburgh BookCrossing meetings are held every first Thursday and third Sunday of the month - we’re currently hosted by Hemma Bar on Holyrood Road

Journal Entry 23 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, October 18, 2015
Not picked up, so retrieved to release elsewhere

Journal Entry 24 by wingCassandra2020wing at Canongate Books OBCZ in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, October 23, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (10/22/2015 UTC) at Canongate Books OBCZ in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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