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Alexander McCall Smith - How To Raise An Elephant (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Synopsis

Little, Brown/Abacus has sold more than 12 million copies of Alexander McCall Smith's books. This is the twenty-first book in the perennially adored The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Catch up on the latest from Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi and other favourites.

As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, wonders whether the heat could be the reason that business is particularly slow. Luckily, a slower pace in life is her natural preference, unlike her colleague Mma Makutsi, who is alert to every passing observation and inclined to making snap decisions. With fewer cases to handle, Precious has time to contemplate her new neighbours, a couple who, by the sounds of it, have a rather volatile relationship . . . But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with a plea for help, and the ladies decide to pursue the issue together. Armed with Mma Ramotswe's circumspection and Mma Makutsi's sharp eye, they proceed with confidence and open hearts. What, after all, could be more straightforward than a family matter?

Meanwhile, their colleague Charlie is behaving oddly, borrowing Mma Ramotswe's van and returning it in an unusual condition. Digging a little deeper, the explanation is both strange and extraordinary, and takes Charlie, along with Mma Ramotswe's husband, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, on a hair-raising night-time expedition.

In the end, Precious is reminded of the need to view a picture from every angle, to accept the imperfections in people and situations, and then find a solution - preferably over a delicious slice of her friend Mma Potokwani's fruit cake.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Humorous Fiction
  • Published : 2010 (Little, Brown - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
  • ISBN : 9781408712825
  • SKU : B002527
  • PPC : SP500gm
  • RRP : £18.99 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'Irresistible' - The Times.

'Every page contains a gem of wit and insight' - The Scotsman.

'In a time of pandemic, there could be few more rewarding and soothing tales to read than How to Raise an Elephant.' - New York Journal of Books.

'Series fans will be charmed, as usual, by the conversations between Mwa Ramotse and her friends on such topics as the usefulness of men and the benefits of bush tea.' - Publishers Weekly.

'Picking up any Alexander McCall Smith novel during these troubling times offers a respite from the surrounding chaos. His philosophical perspective on how we mere humans interact with one another is at once amusing, informative and insightful without being preachy. Smith holds a deep and abiding love for Africa, which we sense in every word he produces.' - Book Reporter.

The Author

Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE, is a British-Zimbabwean writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 20th century, McCall Smith became a respected expert on medical law and bioethics and served on British and international committees concerned with these issues.

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