The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

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

The one where Mma Makutsi gets married . . .

As the countdown to Mma Makutsi's big day begins, Violet Sephotho, her former rival for the affections of Phuti Radiphuti, is up to no good as usual. And will Mma Makutsi bury her differences with pushy Mma Potokwani, who has offered to help with the wedding feast?

Meanwhile Mma Ramotswe is called away on a case at a southern cattle post, and Charlie has again got himself in a bit of bother with a young lady.

At least they all have the happy occasion to look forward to . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 200 x 17mm | 179g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0349123136
  • 9780349123134
  • 3,193

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"Smith again makes the sublime look easy in his winning 12th No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel... Smith has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people's lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature. Even newcomers will quickly be drawn into Mma Ramotswe's unconventional approach to investigations and rapidly feel that they are with old friends."
-- "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"Utterly charming and compulsively readable."
-- "Newsweek"
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"The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas."
-- "Entertainment Weekly"
"McCall Smith's characters are quick to find joy in small things. . . . In its own way, McCall Smith's world is as stylized and hermetic as those created by P.G. Wodehouse or Damon Runyon--a sweet and timeless bubble with its own morality, language a
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About Alexander McCall Smith

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into forty-five languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.
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Rating details

13,376 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 32% (4,256)
4 46% (6,151)
3 20% (2,675)
2 2% (251)
1 0% (43)

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party is the twelfth book in Alexander McCall Smith's No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe has plenty to keep her busy as someone is killing cattle on a southern cattle-post, Charlie the apprentice seems to have fathered twins and Grace Makutsi's wedding to Phuti Radiphuti is fast approaching. She also has to wonder if she is seeing a ghost when her tiny white van makes an appearance. Mma Makutsi is faced with a shoe dilemma and shows her usual indignance at Violet Sephotho's latest antics: standing for election. Clovis Anderson's Principles of Private Detection is freely quoted (where can I get hold of a copy?) and Mma Ramotse manages to resolve the issues, big and small, in time for Grace to (finally!) get married. As always, filled with wise observations and gentle philosopy; Mma Ramotswe's advice on men is a delight. A joy to read.show more
by Marianne Vincent
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