Most widely held works by Lisette Lecat
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,716 libraries worldwide
In contemporary Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe decides to go against tradition and start her own business--a detective agency. Soon she is in the thick of several perplexing cases.
The full cupboard of life by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,690 libraries worldwide
Gaborone, Botswana. A wealthy woman hires Precious Ramotswe, head of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, to investigate the sincerity of several potential husbands. Precious resolves not only her client's quandary but also her own fiancé's reluctance to marry.
Blue shoes and happiness by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,681 libraries worldwide
First a cobra appears in Precious Ramotswe's office; then a nurse from the medical clinic reveals to Mma Ramotswe about faulty blood-pressure readings being recorded there. Later, it looks as though Aunty Emang, the advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems.
In the company of cheerful ladies by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,624 libraries worldwide
Handling a busy case load at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and contending with an intruder in her home, Mma Ramotswe has plenty on her mind. So when her unfortunate past returns to haunt her, she is happy her husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is distracted as well. It seems one of his apprentices at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors has raced off with an older, wealthy woman.
The Kalahari typing school for men by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
Sleuth Precious Ramotswe is asked to locate two women, her assistant starts a typing school for men, and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency gets a competitor when a new agency opens.
Tears of the giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,584 libraries worldwide
Mma "Precious" Ramotswe is now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, the kind owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. This new development provokes a hostile reaction from Mr. Matekoni's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the engagement. Despite all this, duty calls, and Mma Ramotswe is asked to help find an American woman's son who has been missing in Africa for 10 years.
The miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
While Precious Ramotswe travels to a game reserve to investigate the death of an American tourist, trouble brews back home. Mma Makutsi launches the Complaint Half Hour, providing herself a forum for her grievances. And Precious' dependable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni suddenly decides to mortgage his auto repair shop.
The good husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,508 libraries worldwide
Precious Ramotswe's husband, J.L.B. Matekoni plans to do something special for their adopted daughter, but when his plans hit some snags he's happy to be married to resourceful and understanding Precious.
Morality for beautiful girls by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,460 libraries worldwide
As the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series continues, Precious Ramotswe is having some financial problems, so her fianc?, Mr. Matekoni, teams his business with hers. What Precious finds, though, is that her fianc? is the one who needs help. With all this going on, will she have time to focus on her new clients?
Tea time for the traditionally built by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
When she asks her husband to fix her tiny white van, Precious Ramotswe fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern, which he promptly does. Since this simply will not do, Precious sets to tracking the car down, only to learn it has already been stolen from the new owner. Recovery is further hampered when the proprietor of a local football team caught up in an epic losing streak suspects he may have a traitor in the ranks.
Scribbling the cat [travels with an African soldier by Alexandra Fuller ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,258 libraries worldwide
Scribbling the Cat chronicles Fuller's journey through Africa's war-torn history with a battle-scarred veteran of the Rhodesian war. What emerges is a gripping portrait of men who struggle every day with the sins they cannot forget.
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the Okavango Delta to visit a safari lodge beset by unexplained events. There they are awestruck by the breathtaking scenery, but also troubled by the region's many difficulties--not the least of which is the occasional grumpy hippopotamus.
The Saturday big tent wedding party by Alexander McCall Smith ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
While both Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are puzzled by prophetic dreams, life goes on at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Precious finds herself investigating a case of rural jealousy, while Grace inches closer to her wedding.
Reading Lolita in Tehran [a memoir in books by Azar Nafisi ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Azar Nafisi's dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. They were unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Nafisi's account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl or protests and demonstrations. Azar Nafisi's tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran.
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Purple hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 882 libraries worldwide
Although her father is greatly respected in their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly stricket and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother Jaja are often punished for failing to meet their father's expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family.
A venetian affair by Andrea Di Robilant ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Originally serialized in the New Yorker, this dazzling story is based on actual letters the author's father found in the attic of the old family palazzo. The letters describe a searing and illicit affair between the author's ancestor Andrea Memmo, a great Venetian statesman, and a beautiful half-English girl named Giustiniana Wynne.
Queen Isabella treachery, adultery, and murder in medieval England by Alison Weir ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
No English queen has drawn more ire than the vilified Queen Isabella. A 12-year-old French girl, she married Edward II in 1308 to forge peace between her native and adopted countries. But Edward preferred the company of his male courtiers, and a frustrated Isabella eventually fled--into the arms of Edward's greatest enemy, Baron Roger Mortimer. Together they raised an army, forced Edward to abdicate (and allegedly had him killed), and ruled England while Isabella's son was a minor.
The pickup by Nadine Gordimer ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Alexandra Fuller's honest and unsentimental memoir of her childhood spent in the middle of the Rhodesian Civil War of the 1970s.
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