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To the Land of Long Lost Friends: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #20

Category: Book
By (author): Mccall Smith, Alexander
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  FICTION / Urban
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 9.25in x 6.25in
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$ 32.00
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From The Publisher*In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood friend, but when her inquiries attract the attention of a prominent politician she lands herself in more trouble than maybe even she can handle.

Mma Ramotswe happily reconnects with an old friend when his teaching job brings him back to Gaborone. In the course of their conversations, though, Mma Ramotswe learns that Hope, one of their mutual acquaintances, has fallen on hard times. This initially comes as a shock to her, as the woman came from wealth. But when she learns that Hope has recently separated from her husband, a local politician with a less than stellar reputation, she becomes determined to find out the truth.
     Elsewhere, Charlie and Fanwell are also involved in tricky matters of the heart, as Queenie-Queenie, Charlie's girlfriend, seems to have transferred her affections to Fanwell. It's up to Mma Makutsi to set things right, but she may be too distracted by Violet Sephotho, who has somehow been appointed to the board of a charity. What is Violet up to now? As all of these mysteries are unravelled, Mma Ramotswe and the entire No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency will be reminded of the value of tried and true wisdom--never judge a book by its cover.

"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is a literary confection of such gossamer deliciousness that one feels it can only be good for one. Fortunately, since texts aren't cakes, there is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these . . . books." -The New York Times Book Review

"Alexander McCall Smith's series of brief, sweet, soothing novels, which are abundant in folk wisdom and popular all around the globe. . . . These novels are poultices, valued for their healing properties, and they are constructed with no sharp edges. Reality intrudes only as the occasional stray pumpkin or minor transgression." -The New York Times

"One of the most entrancing literary treats of many a year . . . A tapestry of extraordinary nuance and richness." -The Wall Street Journal

"There's no mystery as to why Alexander McCall Smith's books are everywhere. . . . His works are engaging, delightful events, immersing readers in a world that is foreign, yet familiar, where good people try to do their best in life, with mixed results. . . . The memorable characters, cadence, turns of phrase and imagery create a pleasing, haunting, tableaux readers will want to visit more than once." -Calgary Herald

"McCall Smith's characters are quick to find joy in small things. . . . In its own way, McCall Smith's world is as stylized and hermetic as those created by P.G. Wodehouse or Damon Runyon-a sweet and timeless bubble with its own morality, language and customs. Entering it can be a source of great comfort in these uncertain times." -The Seattle Times

"His fondness for the country is deeply felt and his highly amusing books are gems. . . . McCall Smith's characters, too, are captivating, their sanguine celebrations of life the perfect backdrop to small and curious adventures." -The London Free Press
Biographical NoteALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and of a number of other series and standalone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been bestsellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.