Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gentle Delights

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #12)The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An afternoon spent with Mma Ramotswe is just so refreshing!   I love visiting Gabarone, Zebra Drive, and the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency.   The agency has been asked to investigate the mutilation of some cows, Violet Sepotho is running for Parliament, Grace Makutsi is preparing for her nuptials, Charlie has run away when his girlfriend gives birth to twins, and is the ghost of the little white van haunting Mma Ramotswe?  Once again, the gentle wisdom and practical commonsense of Mma Ramotswe rules the day.  I wish there were more books like this.Alexander McCall Smith writes lovingly of Botswana and contrast between tradition and the modern world, and he creates an almost timeless sense of place.  The characters he has created feel like old friends, the ones you can sit and talk with or not talk with for hours.

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