The Double Comfort Safari Club: The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Book 11

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349119996 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookowl1000 of Foshan, Guangdong China on 5/27/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by bookowl1000 from Foshan, Guangdong China on Friday, May 27, 2011
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 Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, May 27, 2011
The Double Comfort Safari Club is the eleventh in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are called to a safari lodge in Botswana's Okavango Delta to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest. The Okavango makes Precious appreciate once again the beauty of her homeland: it is a paradise of teeming wildlife, majestic grasslands and sparkling water. However, it is also home to rival safari operators, fearsome crocodiles and disgruntled hippopotamii. What's more, Mma Makutsi still has not set a date for her wedding to Phuti Radiphuti and is feeling rather tetchy herself, not least because of Phuti's possessive aunt. But Precious knows that with a little patience, just as the wide river will gently make its way round any obstacle, so will everything work out for the best in the end ...

Journal Entry 3 by bookowl1000 at Chepstow, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, May 27, 2011
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

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

See entry for first book about spiral rules.

Journal Entry 4 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 5 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, August 27, 2011
This book has survived its ocean voyage in a container ship and has successfully met up with me here in China - much sooner than expected.

Journal Entry 6 by bookowl1000 at Foshan, Guangdong China on Saturday, November 05, 2011
Another delightful story.

The mission to find the safari guide who helped a past guest was resolved so happily for all. I do wonder if people really can be trusted to be so open and honest in such a way. I do not see the situation being resolved in such away anywhere I have lived.

Mma Makutsi is a very forthright and in your face person in many respects,though I do think she needs to learn to stand up for herself when it counts. That aunt walked all over her!

Journal Entry 7 by bookowl1000 at Ringwood, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Released 6 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 8 by Jonniboi at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 27, 2013
Thanks for this... Is this the last book in this spiral? Just looked up the series and new books have been released and are still releasing them... so is this the end of the spiral? I hope not, but if it is, thanks for sharing the books!

[EDIT], been told this isn't the last in the spiral Whoop Whoop, can't wait to read more :)

Journal Entry 9 by Jonniboi at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Again it was good to return to Botswana, I love these books and I have really got into these characters. This story was perfect and everything wrapped up as it always does.

But yet again, just like the book previous to this one, Mma Ramotswe makes a mistake, and although rectified in the end, it is a common theme that keeps happening, and at one point it's bound to not turn out so great. Especially since she can't really afford to make these kind of mistakes, even though it is an easy mistake to make.

I also found it amusing with Mma Mateleke and her husband who both came to see Mma Ramotswe of a similar problem, and found it surprising that Mma Ramotswe did not guess the intentions behind such questions.

I found the visit to the camp near the delta, too quick and short, I couldn't really imagine it that well, as I felt descriptions were lost and so I made it up, and imagined what it would be like. But I felt like I wasn't really there with Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi. It was as if they were telling us about what happened there, instead of actually going with them, if that makes sense.

Overall I enjoyed this book much more than the one before, and I cannot wait to get around to the next book in the series :D

Will send this off when I can. Going back to uni at the end of this week, so I'm hoping I can send this book off before I go back :)

Journal Entry 10 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!

Sorry it took so long to send off, but at least it's on it's way now :)

Journal Entry 11 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 21, 2013
This book and the next in the series have just arrived today. They have arrived safely despite the postman putting the books and the packaging through the postbox separately! Thanks for sending...I still have the one before to finish and the previous two books to send off before I will get round to this book but thanks for organising the book ring because I do like these books.

Journal Entry 12 by wal-89 at Congleton, Cheshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 11, 2014
This book reminded me why I got into the series in the first place. I think the books felt a bit like they were missing something but this book brought it back =) I read this in a few days and couldn't wait to continue every time I had a break. I definitely like the detective side of the series but I also like reading about the main characters now that they are a bit more established. Well written and continues the story nicely.

Currently reading the next in the series so will send the two off together, hopefully next week sometime. Thanks for sending and thanks for making the bookring.

Journal Entry 13 by wal-89 at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 31, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (1/31/2014 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Hopefully posted off today or tomorrow :-)

Journal Entry 14 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
This arrived today. Thanks for sending! :)

Journal Entry 15 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, November 04, 2017
Oh, it has been so long when I visited Botswana and Mma Ramotswe last time! I enjoyed this book, although I would have loved to read more about Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi in the camp. Hopefully they are able to make these kind of business trips in the future! :)

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