Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 10

by Alexander McCall Smith | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780349119977 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookowl1000 of Foshan, Guangdong China on 2/5/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Friday, February 05, 2010
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Journal Entry 2 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Friday, February 05, 2010
Book description:

It is a troublesome fact on which even Mma Ramotswe and her assistant Mma Makutsi agree: there are things that men know and ladies do not, and vice versa. It is unfortunate, for example, when Mma Ramotswe's newest client is the big-shot owner of the ailing Kalahari Swoopers, that one thing lady detectives know very little about is football. And when the glamorous Violet Sephotho sets her sights on Mma Makutsi's unsuspecting fiance, it becomes exasperatingly clear that some men do not know how to recognise a ruthless Jezebel even when she is bouncing up and down on the best bed in the Double Comfort Furniture Shop.

In her attempt to foster understanding between the sexes and find the traitor on Mr Football's team, Mma Ramotswe ventures into new territory, drinks tea in unfamiliar kitchens and learns to trust in the observational powers of small boys. And, as wise and warm-hearted as his heroine, Alexander McCall Smith reminds us that we must dig deep to uncover the goodness of the human heart.

Journal Entry 3 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Friday, February 05, 2010
I got an email from my local bookshop this week. They know I like this series and contact me whenever the latest paperbook comes out. I picked it up today and now have a dilema; do I start it now or finish the book I am half way through first?

Journal Entry 4 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Friday, February 05, 2010

Journal Entry 5 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, February 06, 2010
I could not hold out.

There is sweet warm-hearted charm about these books. I do not know why they are classified as mysteries when really it is all about the characters and their relationships. Mma Ramotswe has to deal with the loss of her beloved van, while the love she has for her husband comes shining through. Mma Makutsi is still a very insecure woman, who I admit I do not always sympathise with, but she is a person who knows what she thinks and sticks to it, and that I do admire

Journal Entry 6 by bookowl1000 at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, June 27, 2011
I am moving from the UK to China - hence why not a lot of time to read recently.

This book will be in a box being picked up tomorrow, and hopefully I will see it again in about 3 months time on the other side of the world.

Journal Entry 7 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, August 27, 2011
This book has survived its ocean voyage in a container ship from the UK and has successfully met up with me here in China - much sooner than expected. Now it will be sitting in its new home waiting to travel again.

Journal Entry 8 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Icila France (Itnl)
back to me in China

Journal Entry 9 by bookowl1000 at Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (6/25/2013 UTC) at Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom

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Posted along with previous book.
No pressure to read quickly; it's just more convenient for me to send them altogether while I am in the UK
Happy reading.

Journal Entry 10 by Jonniboi at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 27, 2013
Thanks for this, I'll get around to reading these when I get the chance!

Journal Entry 11 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The tenth book in and we have finally found out the name of the second apprentice. It's about time. We also learn more about him. Fanwell is not as similar to Charlie as we all may have thought. Boys will be boys, as previous books have mentioned, he follows Charlie, and I never thought there would be anything remotely interesting behind him. However this book has shown that Fanwell follows his heart, he looks after his family, and is very good at identifying with people. Does he just put up a front when he is with Charlie, as he may think he's supposed to act that way? Guess the next books will reveal more about him.

I am sad to see the white van go, but this blue van could be intriguing, and I bet Mma Ramotswe will learn to love this new van... But I can't help wondering who took her old van, it sure was a quick sale...

On the detective side, it was all about football, and although I am much more knowledgeable on it than Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi, I have no interest in it, and agree with the detectives that it's just kicking a ball around. However, I have to congratulate them on solving this one, it was good, and kept me gripped to the end.

I also liked the whole thing with Violet Sephotho. Very intriguing, and she's such a jealous person and I want to see how this vendetta continues.

Once again, I love returning to Botswana and these books definitely make me a much better person, but this whole football spin, failed to keep me entertained and it took me longer than I expected to finish it. I cannot wait to get on to reading the next book :)

Will send this out as soon as I can :)

Journal Entry 12 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (9/3/2013 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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

On it's way to Wal-89! :)

Journal Entry 13 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 09, 2013
Arrived safely over the weekend. Have started the one before this, so hopefully won't be too long before I get around to this one.

Journal Entry 14 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
This book well and truly got me back into the series. It seemed to reawaken my love for the series. There was enough going on to not get bored with the story and I loved some of the words of wisdom that were in there, I found myself telling friends and family how apt they were :) Thank you so much for sharing these books, I am looking forward to getting on with the next two but I have a few books in front of them, so may be a while, hope this is okay.

Journal Entry 15 by wal-89 at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (10/29/2013 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Will be posted to the next participant today, sorry for the delay; I have been very slow at reading recently! Hope you enjoy :)

Journal Entry 16 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, November 06, 2013
This arrived yesterday with another Mma Ramotswe book. Thanks for sending! :)

Journal Entry 17 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, April 13, 2015
Oh well, great minds think alike. I share Mma Ramotswes opinion about football so maybe that was the reason it took some time to finish this book. However, I'm glad I had patience to read it as there were some nice twists in the story, as always :)

Thanks for sharing this book, it will continue its journey next week!

Journal Entry 18 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (10/13/2015 UTC) at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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This book continues its journey! :)

Journal Entry 19 by lunatum at Savukoski, Lappi / Lappland Finland on Monday, December 21, 2015
The book arrived safely. I have quite many ring books ahead of this, sorry...

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