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Blue shoes and happiness

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2006.
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There is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office. Then a nurse from a local clinic reveals that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded. And Botswana has a new advice columnist, Aunty Emang, whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe's taste. All this means a lot of work for our heroine and her assistant, Grace Makutsi. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0375422722 9780375422720
OCLC Number: 61362195
Description: 227 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith.
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There is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office. Then a nurse from a local clinic reveals that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded. And Botswana has a new advice columnist, Aunty Emang, whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe's taste. All this means a lot of work for our heroine and her assistant, Grace Makutsi. But there's trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi's own life. When Phuti Radiphuti misses their customary dinner date, she begins to wonder if he is having second thoughts about their engagement. And while Mma Makutsi may be able to buy that fashionably narrow (and uncomfortable) pair of blue shoes, it may not buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she'll find in the simpler things--in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the road.--From publisher description.

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A very good book, a profound description of the protagonist's inner world

by redsea (WorldCat user published 2011-01-24) Excellent Permalink

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Greast shoes book good read

by pricebuydel (WorldCat user published 2011-01-30) Excellent Permalink

I have the Dansko Professional clog before. There are great. I was looking for something a little different, and I looked at the tigers eye and other more unconvential colors. I just felt they were not going to give me much mileage with my wardrobe. So I finally decided on these. The grey color is...
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7th in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Series

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2006-05-13) Excellent Permalink
Because I have already commented positively on three other books by Alexander McCall Smith, it is no surprise that I enjoyed Blue Shoes and Happiness. In this new book Mma Ramotswe and company tackle small mysteries while suffering a very hot dry season in Botswana. Instead of reviewing the book in a...
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