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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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This first novel in Alexander McCall Smiths 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 with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency received two Booker Judges Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is a professor of medical law at Edinburgh University. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He is the author of over fifty books on a wide range of subjects, including specialist titles such as Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, children's books such as The Perfect Hamburger, and a collection of stories called Portuguese Irregular Verbs.

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ISBN:
9781400031344
Subtitle:
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1)
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Botswana
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
Ramotswe, Precious
Subject:
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
EDO-SO-2001-1
Publication Date:
20030206
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.18x.64 in. .55 lbs.

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