In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

4.07 avg rating
( 21,598 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780349117423: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 6

Fans 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.

Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder in her house on Zebra Drive—and perhaps even more baffling—a pumpkin on her porch. Her associate, Mma Makutsi, also has a full plate. She's taken up dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man with two left feet. And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is already overburdened with work, one of his apprentices has run off with a wealthy older woman. But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe’s normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a difficult secret from her past.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

In the sixth novel of the series that has captivated readers around the world, we return to the warm, echoing skies of Gaborone, Botswana, where life for Precious Ramotswe and her friends has recently become very busy.
Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of "traditional build," is well-known to millions across the world through the best-selling No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Those who have been following her exploits in five previously published novels will soon be able to savour the next installment, in which, as usual, circumstances are never as straightforward as they seem and events take a more than unexpected turn.
Precious Ramotswe, is now married to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made to her by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a large silver Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well but who admires her greatly. And all of this happens against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and of a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky.
Both entertaining and moving, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies is another masterpiece of comic understatement from Alexander McCall Smith and an affectionate homageto Botswana and its people.

About the Author:

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the huge international phenomenon, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and The Sunday Philosophy Club series. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana and at Edinburgh University. He lives in Scotland. Visit his Web site at www.alexandermccallsmith.com.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Published by Abacus Press
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
(Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 807988

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Published by Abacus 28/02/2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
eBookMole LTD
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus 28/02/2005, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book In Stock, All orders dispatched same day from our UK warehouse,book cover may vary. Trusted Bucks Retailer, Est 2000.Visit our Abe store. Happy reading :). Bookseller Inventory # 9780349117423

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97803491174230000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Repr.. 192 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of traditional build , is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well, but who admires her greatly. And all of this happens against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and of a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780349117423

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Repr.. 192 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of traditional build , is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well, but who admires her greatly. And all of this happens against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and of a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780349117423

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 132mm x 199mm x 24mm. Paperback. Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ram.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.190. Bookseller Inventory # 9780349117423

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Published by Abacus 2005-02-28 (2005)
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus 2005-02-28, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00065138

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Published by Abacus, London, UK (2004)
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus, London, UK, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Printed Pages: 264. Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 010482

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.77
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Published by Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, Alexander McCall Smith, Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well, but who admires her greatly. And all of this happens against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and of a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky. Bookseller Inventory # B9780349117423

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.41
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
ISBN 10: 034911742X ISBN 13: 9780349117423
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unf. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780349117423_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book