Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be ...
conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger ...Delightfully different, THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.
“It was time to take the pumpkin out of the pot and eat it. In the final analysis, that was what solved these big problems of life. You could think and think and get nowhere, but you still had to eat your pumpkin. That brought you down to earth.
..." That gave you a reason for going on. Pumpkin.”Continua...Nascondi
It`s a cute story, but I feel that it`s overly romantic and simplistic about life in Botswana. Not that I know about what it`s like to live in Africa, but I think that if I expected it to be like how this book describes it I would be sorely
It`s written in a simple, childlike manner and I do love the descriptions of the desert and of the characters. While the book does deal with the topics of death, domestic abuse, racial tensions and corruption, they seem to be more important as points in the plot rather than as an everpresent background.
I enjoyed reading it as a modern African fairytale, but I think I was hoping to gain a more realistic insight into life in Botswana.Continua...Nascondi