The Kalahari Typing School for Men

The Kalahari Typing School for Men THE NO LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY Book Fans around the world adore the best selling No Ladies Detective Agency series and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe Botswana s premier lady detective In this

  • Title: The Kalahari Typing School for Men
  • Author: Alexander McCall Smith
  • ISBN: 9781400031801
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY Book 4Fans around the world adore the best selling No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana s premier lady detective In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasionalTHE NO 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY Book 4Fans around the world adore the best selling No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana s premier lady detective In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.Mma Precious Ramotswe is content Her business is well established with many satisfied customers, and in her mid thirties the finest age to be she has a house, two adopted children, a fine fianc But, as always, there are troubles Mr J.L.B Matekoni has not set the date for their marriage Her able assistant, Mma Makutsi, wants a husband And worse, a rival detective agency has opened in town an agency that does not have the gentle approach to business that Mma Ramotswe s does But, of course, Precious will manage these things, as she always does, with her uncanny insight and her good heart.

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    1. Alexander McCall Smith image from famousauthors Guilt is the subject here The theme is threaded throughout The primary client of the book is a mister Molefelo, a hotelier and ostrich farmer He had committed a crime as a youth and sought to atone for his sins Precious helps him of course Mma Makutsi acquires a beau, Mister Seleliping She also attempts to begin a new business, and does, the typing school of the title The detective agency gains competition in the form of a male run enterprise run b [...]

    2. Fourth installment in this amazing series You don t read Mma Ramotswe novels for the action or even for the mysteries You read them for the gentle rhythm of the narration, the wise philosophy of the characters In this we rejoin Mma Ramostwe as she waits for her fianc e to set a date for their wedding after his illness Mr Matekoni is slowly coming out of depression and finds his motor repair shop in the good hands of Mma Makutsi who shares her time between the detective agency and the auto repair [...]

    3. Onvan The Kalahari Typing School for Men No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, 4 Nevisande Alexander McCall Smith ISBN 349117047 ISBN13 9780349117041 Dar 210 Safhe Saal e Chap 2002

    4. Reading a book in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is like catching up with old friends Mma Ramotswe is still proud to be a traditionally built woman living in the greatest country in Africa, if not the world Her assistant, Mma Makutsi, reminds anyone who will listen that she scored a 97 at her typing school and laments that prettier girls get the best jobs Mr J.L.B Matekoni finally stands up to the mistress of the orphan home by agreeing to fix things for free Then there are the mysteri [...]

    5. These books drive me crazy, but instead of talking about what I don t like about them, I want to say what I do like I keep reading them for some reason, so I think it is about time I figure out why.The first reason is that the author, clearly, has an affection for Botswana He describes cattle in a way that makes me want to love cows He describes a desert in way that makes me want to vacation there.The second is that I can appreciate a book that isn t in a hurry, I read a lot of action adventure [...]

    6. Africa is a continent that is somehow really close to my heart This is largely because I have had several friends from the continent, coming from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria to name a few One of my closest friends after marriage is from Liberia Added to this fact, is that my husband makes regular visits to the continent during the course of his work and comes home with some splendid tales about living in that continent Botswana was a mystery for me, despite the fact that I have a cousin living ther [...]

    7. A delightfully gentle series of books by Alexander McCall Smith set in and around Botswana s capital city of Gaborone and stories of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency.McCall Smith has created a lovely world of mainly very amateurish sleuthing which whilst ostensibly the theme which is central to these books, is ultimately almost incidental The main draw here is the cast of well drawn, well written, very memorable and on the whole very endearing if occasionally frustrating characters Precious Ramo [...]

    8. Just as with all the other books in the Ladies No 1 Detective Agency series, this one evokes a clear sense of place and characters Simply put, it makes me want to be in Botswana right now One of the things I like best about Alexander McCall Smith s writing is the way he develops his characters through their lives and actions and not much in the way of a narrator s analysis The author seems to feel a great deal of affection for his characters even when they make unwise choices These books are fre [...]

    9. The story of _Kalahari Typing School for Men_ was much like its immediate predecessor, _Morality for Beautiful Girls_ The novel focuses a great amount on the development of some characters, and leaves others out to dry , and ultimately strays away from the things that made books 1 and 2 of the series so good the cases, the interactions, and the values of the Botswana people That is not to say that this book does not have any detective cases, but I find the novels have shifted from their original [...]

    10. Second read 4.25 stars This is a wonderful series I thoroughly enjoy reading AMS s humor is all over these books, and I m always chuckling as I m reading or listening These characters are real, and for the most part, they are kind people The community sticks together and helps each other It s just what you do, and not even thought of as being especially anything other than human to do for others This is a series to read when you want to have faith in humankind, when you want to smile, when you w [...]

    11. I just can t seem to get enough of this series.I find it soothing, but not boring I love the setting and learning about Botswana But mostly I love the lifestyle of the main character I love her simplicity I love that they live in a non materialistic world so that the focus is truly on important things I love the kindness she shows to everyone I love the directness and honesty of almost all the characters I love the way they greet each other as family and welcome new people into their lives I lo [...]

    12. Still charming though not enough investigating, which was missing for me.

    13. Yay for this series I m glad there are so many It actually inspired me to read about Botswana Here is a nugget from this book People s lives were delicate you cannot interfere with them without running the risk of changing them profoundly A chance remark, a careless involvement, may make the difference between a life of happiness and one of sorrow pg 164

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    15. My colleague and I have recently groused together that a certain novelist who writes a certain set of trashy novels to which we are both addicted, is such a poor writer that even though the novels are set in Lousiana, when we read the dialogue what we hear in our minds ears are the voices of people just like us who live in the Pacific Northwest And upon reading these admittedly addicting trashy novels, I have no reason to picture the heat and damp and mosquitos with which I know Louisiana must b [...]

    16. This series is my current comfort read A lovely world to escape into for late night reading, beautifully written, sensitively told Really life enhancing Wonderful.

    17. Another solid effort in the No 1 Ladies Detective Series, as these books continue to delve into its characters and manages to use this as a way to have them involved in the new cases While the books are very delightful and easy to read, I feel that the author needs to get these ladies involved in much serious and complicated cases So far, most of the cases are cute and involve a lot of moral detecting, but the time has come for Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi to get into some meatier cases, especi [...]

    18. I m not entirely sure, but I think Alexander McCall Smith made a sort of cameo in this book Mma Ramotswe is looking at some photographs with a friend, and she sees a man in one of them, smiling, and asks who it is Her friend says he is a nice man who stays with them sometimes, and writes books You would like him I m sure I would I giggled I m sure this is the author referencing himself But anyway another delightful novel about Mma Ramotswe, her detective agency, and her friends What I love about [...]

    19. More slow charm and gentle truth seeking from our friends at the 1 Ladies Detective Agency, who now have a competitor in the form of the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency Don t take any chances Entrust your inquiries to a MAN A ten year old could see the competition isn t going to be that stiff, but the lack of subtlety is one of the most delightful qualities of these books, partly because it reminds me that most people really aren t that adept at hiding unpleasant traits, and partly bec [...]

    20. The Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency has opened across town, and it is drawing attention The brusk owner Cephas Buthelezi, who claims to be ex CID, is polite to Mma Precious Ramotswe, owner of No 1 Ladies Detective Agency when she comes to visit her new competition, but he is rude to Mma Makutsi, her partner and assistant manager It is worrisome that a man of such credentials has opened a detective business in the small town in Botswana, a country of 2 million people Ramotswe is not real [...]

    21. My bookclub discovered The Number One Ladies Detective Agency in 2005, and we just loved it A couple summers ago, I began a tradition of reading one book in the series during my annual beach vacation This one is the fourth book, and I think it s the best since the original The author is masterful at conveying a sense of charm without allow it to feel precious no pun intended with regard to the lead character I have never been to Botswana, but there is something about both the narrative and dialg [...]

    22. After reading the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency a couple of years ago, I accumulated a few of these, and went through 6 in less than a month They re very quick reads I read 2 and part of a third in one day.They re very entertaining, charming, and compulsively readable Although marketed as mysteries they re not, really Rather they follow Mma Ramotswe and those around her through their daily lives it s almost besides the point that the business she runs is a detective agency The stories are suffuse [...]

    23. These are pretty much perfect airplane books Easy to read, well crafted, home spun and nostalgic Mma Ramotswe is everyone s mother figure, a traditionally built Miss Marple The African dialogue and setting also offers a touch of the exotic, with Botswana playing a role as a country of integrity and generosity in both the simple and the big things.Alexander McCall Smith is a master at interweaving plot development with inner monologue These books are not your standard detective novels They rarely [...]

    24. chicken soup for the soul, , , , , , .

    25. This was my first time reading an Alexander McCall Smith novel, on recommendation from my persistent mother I actually enjoyed it quite a bit He is a champion at writing women, honestly, all the women in this novel were astounding and I loved them all so much A wonderful little cute story with interesting characters, a very simple and easy but enjoyable read I will definitely pursue of his novels.

    26. I m really stretching the 3 stars here This book 4 just didn t sit right with me The charm and cozy feeling was not there There were several stories going on and they were all really tough subject matters And Mma Ramotswe seemed to have become quite the man hater, well except for her fiance 2.5 stars

    27. This is a soothing, gentle read, like a nice cup of tea The characters are endearing, and the setting of Botswana is charming Wisdom and humor abound The author s writing style just lulls me If you want to relax, this is the book for you.

    28. The assignments for the detective agency and the side stories takes on even serious subject matters in the fourth book in the series This is not a bad thing and the narrative is still a treat thoughtful, humorous and engaging.

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