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In the company of cheerful ladies

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Precious Ramotswe, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0375422714 9780375422713
OCLC Number: 55990456
Description: 233 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith.
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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.

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by baffiebabe (WorldCat user on 2007-08-07)

Sixth in line of the saga of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Cover blurb: Precious Ramotswe is now married to Mr J.L.B. Maketoni, of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea of a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well but who admires her greatly. And all of this happens against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and of a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky. Both entertaining and moving, 'In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies' is another masterpiece of comic understatement and an affectionate homage to Botswana and its people.

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Troubles for Mma Romatswe

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2006-02-07) Excellent Permalink
Mma Ramotswe and J.L.B. Matekoni face some pretty big challenges in In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, the sixth book in Alexander McCall Smith's popular No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. A visitor who knows about Ramotswe's past threatens to reveal a mistake she has made, which could harm her...
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