Tea Time For The Traditionally Built

Tea Time For The Traditionally Built

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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 fiance, 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 147 x 201 x 17mm | 180g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 034911997X
  • 9780349119977
  • 28,123

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The one where Mma Makutsi has a love rival

Mma Makutsi's engagement to Phuti Radiphuti has progressed smoothly so far but suddenly there is trouble in the form of glamorous, empty-headed Violet Sephotho, who has set her sights on her former classmate's fiancé. Solving the amorous problems of her neighbours and clients is where Mma Ramotswe excels, but the world of football is decidedly less familiar - however, when the owner of the Kalahari Swoopers comes asking for the help of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, she promises to find the traitor among the team's ranks.

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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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16,990 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
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4 46% (7,864)
3 19% (3,170)
2 1% (243)
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Another good story in this consistent series. Two main characters both face challenges and get help in solving the mystery and the challenges.show more
by Neale P Blackwood
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