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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

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THE FOURTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES

The one with the one hundred per cent new addition . . .

There are joyful tidings at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency with the arrival of Mma Makutsi's baby. However, while her assistant is busy with motherhood, Mma Ramotswe must tackle tea-making and detective work alone. Well-known troublemaker Violet Sephotho may or may not be behind a smear campaign against the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, and a dispute over the will of a local dignitary points to a shocking family secret. But the agency is resilient, adaptable and open to useful lessons - in particular, that our enemies and allies are not always obvious.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 16mm | 200g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0349139288
  • 9780349139289
  • 22,143

Review Text

The 14th book in the "No 1. Ladies' Detective Agency" series, set in Botswana and featuring Mma Ramotswe. McCall Smith has won Author of the Year three times, and his books have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. As her assistant Mma Makutsi is to be a mother, Mma Ramotswe grapples alone with her latest case, of a possible fraud concerning a will.
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A small slice of heaven * Scotsman * Unalloyed pleasure * Sunday Telegraph * The magnificent Mma Ramotswe is a delightful original and a reminder of a calm, leisured way of life that still exists in parts of post-colonial Africa * Guardian * Blake may have been able to see the world in a grain of sand, but McCall Smith can encapsulate the human condition in a plate of stewed pumpkin. His talent is to see the god in small things * Sunday Times Scotland *
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About Alexander McCall Smith

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, and his works have been translated into forty-six languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.
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12,390 ratings
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4 46% (5,713)
3 18% (2,267)
2 2% (215)
1 0% (33)
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