The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

(Today Show Book Club #8)

Average vote of 757
| 21 total contributions of which 20 reviews , 1 quote , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people w ...Continua
Wrote 12/6/19
Decent read but definitely not outstanding (con TRADUZIONE)
First, it's not really a novel. It's a series of stories and vignettes strung together by the underlying theme of Precious Ramotswe who spends her legacy from her father by starting The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. In Africa no less, where patriar...Continua

A nice and quite interesting plot set in a really fascinating Africa.

Wrote 11/21/16
Favourite quote:
“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...Continua
Wrote 8/28/12
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 disappoi...Continua
Wrote 4/7/12

nicely written novel.

Wrote Aug 28, 2007, 18:02

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