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Precious and Grace (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #17) by Alexander McCall Smith

 

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I am back this sunday morning, in the world of Precious Ramotswe and her oddball companions who suddenly spout the most profound of truisms.

I invite you to click on the links of the books that I have reviewed and liked below to get an idea of what their Gaborone, Botswana is like.

Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #2) 763358 The Full Cupboard of Life (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #5) In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #6) Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #7) The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #8) The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #9) Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #10) The Double Comfort Safari Club (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #11) The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #13) The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14) The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #16)

I need to iterate the fact that I really love holding these hardcovers which enhance the reading experience. The emotional component of the simple lives of the people we visit, is very pronounced..For those who are weary of reading their usual genres and authors, and who have the scope to enjoy the randomness of some of the conversations, this is a must read.

Precious Ramotswe now needs new ways of tackling Mma Makutsi’s bluntness and other mannerisms without causing bigger problems to emerge. They have a new case of a woman from Canada who is hunting for her old childhood like in the area where she lived till she was eight but things may get tricky. Mr. Polopetsi, the man who lends a hand to them at infrequent intervals is caught up in a strange problem and he might be in bigger trouble than he can imagine. Charlie and Fanwell make their usual appearance. In the very first chapter we are given a rundown of all the characters that we are to encounter in the rest of the tale so it gets any unnecessary repetition out of the way. This is a story of emotions and the focus is on how one person relates to another.

This book and the rest of the older ones of the series are to be savoured leisurely and preferably in a place where you can look out and gaze at the world around(as a bonus). The only reason this book was not its full five stars was that all the laughs and the other reactions from me were all focused on the last quarter of the book, I had to wait till then to get the actual impact of the story(though it was worth the wait!).I have one more book left in the series and I intend to move on to the other series of Isabel Dalhousie where she is a person who dabbles in both ethics and mystery. The combination of those two topics sounds very interesting.

P.S: If you have read books by this author, do you like the uniqueness of the content as much as I do?

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