The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

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In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling series, Mma Ramotswe must contend with her greatest challenge yet a vacation!
Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel s sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation.
Despite this unexpected diversion, Mma Ramotswe still finds herself concerned about how the agency is faring in her absence. Her worries grow when she hears that Mma Makutsi is handling a new and rather complicated case. A well-respected Botswanan politician is up for a major public honor, and his reputation is now being called into question by his rivals. The man s daughter has contacted the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency to investigate these troubling claims, but, as in so many cases, all is not as it seems. In the end, the investigation will affect everyone at the agency and will also serve as a reminder that ordinary human failings should be treated with a large helping of charity and compassion."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 163 x 239 x 23mm | 408g
  • English
  • 030791156X
  • 9780307911568
  • 456,036

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Praise for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series: "Enchanting . . . An inspiration to us all . . . The sweet, chuckling voice of Precious Ramotswe falls gentle on the ear." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Endearing . . . The long-running series has lost none of its gentleness or its love for Botswana." --"The Christian Science Monitor"
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About Alexander McCall Smith

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 was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland."
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4 45% (4,029)
3 20% (1,810)
2 3% (235)
1 1% (52)
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