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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon : No. 1 Ladies' Detective - Alexander McCall Smith

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

No. 1 Ladies' Detective

Paperback

Published: 25th February 2014
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The new Botswana book from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, this is Mma Ramotswe's fourteenth wonderful adventure.

As Botswana awaits the familiar blessing of the rains and the resumption of the eternal cycle, seismic upheaval is taking place at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Not only is Mr J. L. B. Matekoni attempting to reform himself into a modern husband, but after her marriage to Phuti Radiphuti, Mma Ramotswe's challenging but irreplaceable associate Mma Makutsi has joyful news.

With the arrival of an heir to the Double Comfort furniture empire and Mma Makutsi busy with motherhood, cobras and a senior aunt, Mma Ramotswe must grapple alone with tea-making, detective work and a new uncertainty. Disturbing developments over the will of a local dignitary, Edgar Molapo, point to fraud and a shocking family secret, while tracing the source of a smear campaign against the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, in which notorious troublemaker Violet Sephotho may or not have a hand, proves to require a keen eye and an open mind. But the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is resilient and adaptable, and change brings salutary lessons: that our enemies are not always obvious, that a snake under the bed may be an ally, and that a mother's love conquers all.

About the Author

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, and his works have been translated into forty-six languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.

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5.0

excellent as always

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
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    Have enjoyed every book in this series

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    4.0

    ANOTHER BOTSWANA DELIGHT

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    from Wagga Wagga NSW

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      Another superb read in the Precious Ramotswe series.

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      5.0

      excellent

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      from wimmera, vic.

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        Very easy reading, a great book. Will be seeking out others by the same author.

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        5.0

        as always funny and entertaining

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        from victoria

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          I have read every book in this series and have loved everyone.

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          Blake may have been able to see the world in a grain of sand, but McCall Smith can encapsulate the human condition in a plate of stewed pumpkin. His talent is to see the god in small things Sunday Times Scotland The magnificent Mma Ramotswe is a delightful original and a reminder of a calm, leisured way of life that still exists in parts of post-colonial Africa Guardian Unalloyed pleasure Sunday Telegraph A small slice of heaven Scotsman

          ISBN: 9780349139289
          ISBN-10: 0349139288
          Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 256
          Published: 25th February 2014
          Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
          Country of Publication: GB
          Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6  x 1.6
          Weight (kg): 0.27
          Edition Number: 1