The Cleverness of Ladies

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There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to face life's problems and mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, looks into why the country's star goalkeeper isn't saving goals.

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User Review  - Nataliec7 - LibraryThing

The first book of Alexander McCall Smith that I've read. It was quite good. I enjoy short stories so this was great to read. Read full review

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Five short stories, none who which I particularly enjoyed. I'm a McCall Smith fan but definitely not a short story enthusiast. Too slight. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He also writes the Corduroy Mansions, Isabel Dalhousie and 44 Scotland Street series. He has received numerous awards, including The Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award and the 2004 United Kingdom's Author of the Year Award. His book, The Full Cupboard of Life, received the Saga Award for Wit in the United Kingdom. In 2007, he received a CBE for his services in literature.

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