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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party: The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novelby Alexander Mccall Smith
Synopses & Reviews
The twelfth installment in the beloved, best-selling series is once again a beautiful blend of wit and wisdom, and a pro-foundly touching tale of the human heart.
Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a dream in which she is driving her dear old white van. Grace Makutsi dreams that her 97 percent on the Botswana Secre-tarial College exam was a mistake. When Mma Ra-motswe discovers that her van is actually still in use (and, of course, sets out to retrieve it), Mma Makutsi wonders whether her dream will turn out to be pro-phetic as well.
They can only wait and see, but, in the meantime, one of Phuti Radiphuti's apprentices has gotten a girl pregnant and, under pressure to marry her, has run away. Naturally, it is up to Precious and Grace to help the couple work things out. In other developments, Mma Ramotswe investigates a case of rural jealousy in which cattle are being poisoned. Add to the mix Violet Sephotho's newly begun, already unstoppable run for the Botswana Parliament and the possibility that wedding bells may finally ring for Phuti Ra-diphuti and Grace Makutsi--whose love for each other is as great as their love for Botswana--and we have a charming and delightful tale in the inimitable style of Alexander McCall Smith.
From the Hardcover edition.
Hoping to reclaim a van that was featured in a possible prophetic dream, Precious and Grace find themselves helping an apprentice of Phuti Radiphuti, investigating a cattle poisoning and considering Grace's possible marriage to Phuti.
About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and has served on many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland. Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com.
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