Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 10
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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.
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
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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
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.
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NMReader US (US only) - withdrawn
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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
No pressure to read quickly; it's just more convenient for me to send them altogether while I am in the UK
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 :)
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On it's way to Wal-89! :)
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Thanks for sharing this book, it will continue its journey next week!
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