Blue Shoes and Happiness: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (7)

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Knopf Canada, May 28, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages
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In this seventh installment in the internationally bestselling, universally beloved series, there is considerable excitement at the shared premises of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.

A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals to Mma Ramotswe that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded there. And it looks as though Aunty Emang, the advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems.

It all means a lot of work for Mma Ramotswe and her inestimable assistant, Grace Makutsi, and they are, of course, up to the challenge. But there’s trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi’s own life. Her greedy uncles are demanding an extra-large bride price from her well-to-do fiancÚ, a man of substance, Phuti Radiphuti, and though money may buy her that fashionably narrow (and uncomfortable) pair of blue shoes, it won’t buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she’ll find in simpler things – in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the road.


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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

Another fine installment. No huge mysteries or issues outside of the interesting case of blackmail. I tend to appreciate these stories for their examination of the human condition, the growing divide ... Read full review

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User Review  - nx74defiant - LibraryThing

A nice relaxing bit of fluff. It worked well to listen during slow periods at work. No deaths, a small mystery. And daily life. The extra m's and accent was something I wasn't use to. I would like to read more in the series. Read full review

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Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
27
Section 4
46
Section 5
57
Section 6
68
Section 7
80
Section 8
89
Section 10
113
Section 11
128
Section 12
142
Section 13
161
Section 14
173
Section 15
183
Section 16
195
Section 17
205

Section 9
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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and of The Sunday Philosophy Club series. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana and at Edinburgh University. He lives in Scotland. In his spare time he is a bassoonist in the RTO (Really Terrible Orchestra).


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