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In the company of cheerful ladies

In the company of cheerful ladies

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

'In the Company of Cheerful Ladies' follows the exploits of Precious Ramotswe, the cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', in this next instalment of the best-selling 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series'

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Abacus, 2005
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Statement of responsibility: Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 034911742X, 9780349117423
Note: Originally published: Edinburgh: Polygon, 2004.
Physical Description: 252 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
Subject: Women private investigators Botswana Fiction.; Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character) Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.2
Interest Level: UY
Points: 12
Quiz Number: 221125

Author note

McCall Smith is a Professor of Medical Law as well as an author who has written over 50 books on a wide range of subjects: from Forensic Aspects of Sleep to The Criminal Law of Botswana, The Perfect Hamburger (children's fiction) to Portuguese Irregular Verbs (short stories).


A rare pleasure
Daily Telegraph||Forget the library - the body is in the mud hut. An African Miss Marple created by a Scottish lawyer . . . superb
Sunday Times||One of the most entrancing literary treats of many a year
Wall Street Journal||A strong, independent, and endearing model for contemporary women anywhere . . . A crowded fictional genre will have to make room for Precious Ramotswe. In the best sense possible, she's a heavyweight
Boston Globe

Back cover copy

The one where Mma Makutsi meets a dancing partner

Although Mma Ramotswe and Mr J. L. B. Matekoni have finally settled down, at the shared premises of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Speedy Motors the staff - especially Mma Makutsi and Charlie the garage apprentice - are not mixing in a perfectly peaceful manner. But in the course of investigating her latest case of a very unhappy young lady, Mma Ramotswe's tiny white van comes into contact with a man on a bicycle who might be able to restore harmony. And Mma Makutsi does at last seem to have found someone special . . .

'Gentle, rich' Sunday Times
'Appealing' Mail on Sunday

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