In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
Alexander McCall Smith
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First Published: 2004
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Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful private investigator of 'traditional' build is well know to mllions across the world through the best selling No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series.
Those who have been following her exploits in five previously published novels can now read the next instalmment, in which, as usual, circumstances are never quite as straighforward as they seem.
Precious Ramotswe is now married to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni 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 assitant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy gilrlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And, as for Mma Matkutsi, 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 a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky.