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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Book 10, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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It is a troublesome fact on which even Mma Ramotswe and her assistant Mma Makutsi agree: there are things that men know and ladies do not, and vice versa. It is unfortunate, for example, when Mma Ramotswe’s newest client is the big-shot owner of the ailing Kalahari Swoopers, that one thing lady detectives know very little about is football. And when the glamorous Violet Sephotho sets her sights on Mma Makutsi’s unsuspecting fiancé, it becomes exasperatingly clear that some men do not know how to recognise a ruthless Jezebel even when she is bouncing up and down on the best bed in the Double Comfort Furniture Shop.



In her attempt to foster understanding between the sexes and find the traitor on Mr Football’s team, Mma Ramotswe ventures into new territory, drinks tea in unfamiliar kitchens and learns to trust in the observational powers of small boys. And, as wise and warm-hearted as his heroine, Alexander McCall Smith reminds us that we must dig deep to uncover the goodness of the human heart.

From Publishers Weekly

09 March 2009 – Once again, Precious Ramotswe uses her insights into human nature to unravel problems big and small in Smith's charming 10th novel to feature Botswana's No. 1 lady detective (after The Miracle at Speedy Motors). Leungo Molofololo, the owner of the Kalahari Swoopers, a local soccer team with a lot of athletic talent, suspects a traitor on the squad is deliberately sabotaging games for an unknown reason. Despite her complete ignorance of the sport, Mma Ramotswe agrees to look into the matter. She and her prickly assistant, Grace Makutsi, attend a match and begin interviewing the players in an effort to solve what amounts to the book's main mystery. The soccer inquiry, though, is secondary to a major event in Mma Ramotswe's life—the impending demise of the little white van she's used for many years that's much more than a machine to her. Fans can look forward to the debut of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency on HBO on March 29.

Customer Reviews

Brilliant

Brilliant book, just as good as the others in the series.

Teatime for the traditionally built

Gentle humour, refreshingly clean. A marvellous insight into an African culture; I have loved all this author's books on the subject.

Tea time for the traditionally built

This is the ninth book in the series I have read now. And I can't wait to start the next one. All of these books are easy reading. They are funny, emotional, interesting following the lives of the main characters. Well worth a look, start with "The no.1 Women's Detective Agency". Enjoy!

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
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  • £5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: 05 March 2009
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 10, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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