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The Kalahari Typing School for Men : The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith

The Kalahari Typing School for Men

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Paperback Published: 1st January 2013
ISBN: 9780349117041
Number Of Pages: 213

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'Ex-CID. Ex-New York. Ex-cellent' reads the sign outside the Satisfaction Guarantee Detective Agency. Cephas Buthelezi certainly talks the talk, Precious discovers, but would he have the wherewithal to deal with her current case - a man who has been attacked by ostrich rustlers, and is eager to reassess his life?

Meanwhile, there are difficulties at the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where one of the apprentices has discovered the Lord, problems at home with the mysterious death of a hoopoe, and romantic complications when Mma Makutsi sets up a typing school for men ...

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Mma Ramotswe, founder of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, has problems. New clients are thin on the ground, her loveable but elusive fiance Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is suffering a deep depression, her secretary Mma Makutsi is restless - and a new, rival, detective agency has set up shop on her doorstep. To save rent-money, and keep an eye on Mr J.L.B. Matekoni's recalcitrant apprentices she moves the Detective Agency into the Speedy Motors office. It works well. Mma Makutsi discovers an unexpected talent as a motor mechanic! But she's still fidgety, and feels 'under-exploited'; until she's struck by a brilliant idea. Secretarial work is important, and skilled. So why don't men do it? (Because no-one teaches them to type!) Immediately Mma Makutsi sets up The Kalahari Typing-school for Men. Bingo! Like all her good ideas it works superbly - though not without certain disillusionments ... Welcome back, Mma Ramotswe and her team. Long may the sun shine on all who live in the pages of this delectable series. -- Kirkus UK

ISBN: 9780349117041
ISBN-10: 0349117047
Series: No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 1st January 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

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Alexander McCall Smith

About the Author


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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