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Precious and Grace : No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith

Precious and Grace

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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Published: 4th May 2017
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Precious and Grace is a story about life at Botswana's leading No. 1 Ladies' detective agency.

One bright morning, Precious Ramotswe - head of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - receives a visitor: a woman from Australia. This woman asks Precious to take on a case: to find the nursemaid who raised her during her childhood in Botswana. The woman wants to thank her for being such an important part of her life. Precious has a history of successfully solving cases, but this one proves difficult and throws up a number of surprises and challenges.

Back in her office, next door to the Speedy Motors Garage on Twokleng Road, Precious also has a team to manage: Mr Polopetsi, a part-time science teacher and new assistant at the agency; she mentors Charlie, a former apprentice and young man too handsome and charming for his own good - a man who has gotten himself in deep water; and then there is Precious's tumultuous but heart-warming friendship with her co-director, the fiery Grace Makutsi.

Precious and Grace is a story about being a detective, the complexities of human nature, as well as lessons about gratitude and obligation.

Precious and Grace's friendship and working relationship has stood the test of time, but they cannot agree on this case. Memories, a stray dog and many cups of tea all play their part, too. Fans of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency will love this * People's Friend *

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty languages and become bestsellers through the world.

The series include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Sunday Philosophy Club series starring Isabel Dalhousie, the von Igelfeld series, and the new Corduroy Mansions novels.

Alexander is also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America.

Alexander McCall Smith lives in Edinburgh. He is married to a doctor and has two daughters.

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ISBN: 9780349142036
ISBN-10: 0349142033
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th May 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1