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    The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) (Hardback) By (author) Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith

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    DescriptionModern ideas get tangledup with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer's estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer's nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew. Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice. The opening of her new salon has been shadowed by misfortune. Not only has she received a bad omen in the mail, but rumors are swirling that the salon is using dangerous products that burn people's skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, at the office, Mma Ramotswe has noticed something different about Grace Makutsi lately. Though Mma Makutsi has mentioned nothing, it has become clear that she is pregnant . . . But in Botswana--a land where family has always been held above all else--this may be cause for controversy as well as celebration. With genuine warmth, sympathy, and wit, Alexander McCall Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives. "This is the fourteenth installment in the series."


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    Title
    The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307378415
    ISBN 10: 0307378411
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FF, FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022040
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 78
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , , ,
    LC classification: PR6063.C326 M56 2013
    Thema V1.0: FU, FFS
    Publisher
    Pantheon Books
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books
    Publication date
    05 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.
    Review quote
    "Forgiveness and generosity, she ultimately concludes, are the answer to most of life's ills. Which may explain the longevity of the series. Precious Ramotswe's adventures, as inconsequential as they may seem, do not so much offer an escape from life's woes as a suggestion for how to make the whole deal more palatable--fragility, fruit cake, and all." --"The Boston Globe" " " "Deep into a series, it's not unusual for the characters or plots to lose their luster, but that's not the case with this series. McCall Smith's thoughtful observations on life and human nature, as well as his distinctive writing style and gentle humor, make this volume as enjoyable as the ones that have come before." --"The Wichita Eagle" "A particularly endearing entry in the long-running series, which has lost none of its gentleness or its love for Botswana, of which McCall Smith clearly has fond memories." --"The Christian Science Monitor" " " "When you are in the company of Mma Ramotswe, you know that, despite the clamor and chaos that passes for modern life, somewhere out there, all is right with the world." --"BookReporter" "They're leisurely, wonderfully crafted descriptions of life in the agency and at home, the beauties of Botswana, and the joys, big and small, of life. This latest [novel] is, especially, a tribute to enduring friendship." --"Booklist "(starred review)