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Morality for Beautiful Girlsby Alexander Mccall Smith
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, published in 1998, introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe, the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. Tears of the Giraffe took us further into this world and now, continuing the adventures of Mma. Ramotswe, Morality for Beautiful Girls finds her expanding her business to take in the world of car repair and a beauty pageant.
"The author´s prose has the merits of simplicity, euphony and precision. His descriptions leave one as if standing in the Botswanan landscape. This is art that conceals art. I haven't read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time." Anthony Daniels, Sunday Telegraph (U.K.)
"The most entertaining read of the year." The Guardian (U.K.)
"Thoroughly engaging and entertaining." Los Angeles Times
"What a treat...to discover [the] utterly charming No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series....The plots are good fun and make for quick, easy reads. But it's the books' warmth and simple wisdom that earn a reader's devotion. (Grade: A)" Karen Valby, Entertainment Weekly
Continuing the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. This novel sees her expanding her business to take in the world of car repair and a beauty pageant.
In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important Government Man, and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fianc?'s Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated then he seems.
The continued adventures of Precious Ramotswe with this new episode in the series begun with the hugely successful "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency" and continued in "Tears of the Giraffe". McCall Smith's books have now sold over 1 million copies and garnered a host of awards including two Booker Judges' Special Recommendations.
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