Blue Shoes and Happiness The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

The good husband of Zebra Drive: Detective Precious Ramotswe has her hands full with her assistant's resignation, as well as a set of cases involving unexplained deaths at a nearby hospital, an allegedly cheating husband, and thievery at a ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 9780739328309

Category: Fiction

Page: 689

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The good husband of Zebra Drive: Detective Precious Ramotswe has her hands full with her assistant's resignation, as well as a set of cases involving unexplained deaths at a nearby hospital, an allegedly cheating husband, and thievery at a local printing company.

Blue Shoes And Happiness

No, there was no comparison, and at that moment she decided that she must
have those blue shoes. She simply had to have them. They went inside, with
Mma Makutsi in the lead and Mma Ramotswe following passively. Mma
Ramotswe ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110674

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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THE SEVENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the witch who flew away . . . Mma Ramotswe is happily married to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, but her work seems more hectic than ever. Among the raft of cases coming the way of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency are blackmail, witchcraft and theft, all calling for the wisdom of a traditionally built detective. It's enough to make her wonder what the secret of happiness is, and whether she is right to find it in small things such as a pair of blue shoes, a slice of cake, or a red sunset over Kalahari.

Blue Shoes and Happiness

In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.

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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7 Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea. Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people’s problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting. And life is never dull on Tlokweng Road. A new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper. Then, a cobra is found in the offices of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Recently, the Mokolodi Game Preserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers, and a local doctor may be falsifying blood pressure readings. To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fiancé. Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge. And Blue Shoes and Happiness will not fail to entertain Alexander McCall Smith’s oldest fans and newest converts with its great wit, charm, and great good will. From Publishers Weekly The seventh entry in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series (after 2005's In the Company of Cheerful Ladies) reaffirms Smith's considerable gifts as a writer. His familiar characters offer further facets of their personalities, and their gentle, tolerant approach to life remains a refreshing contrast to most fictional figures, let alone those populating most mysteries. The author's love for his creations and for his Botswana setting are evident on every page. While the plot will be of secondary importance to fans of Precious Ramotswe, the "traditionally-built," self-taught private detective, and her assistant, Grace Makutsi, Smith presents them with several mysteries, including the search for the identity of a blackmailer and the source of malaise at a nearby game reserve. Ramotswe's intuition and understanding enable her to find the truth, while dispensing justice according to her own personal dictates. Even newcomers will be charmed by this wonderful novel, with its skillful blend of humor and pathos, and will doubtless rush to catch up with the earlier books. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Bookmarks Magazine Scotsman author Alexander McCall Smith's series has enchanted readers all over the world with its warmth, simple truths, dry humor, and depictions of life in Botswana. This newest addition doesn't disappoint. Penelope Lively, a neophyte to the series, praised the book for an "Africa made accessible" and for "beguiling" characters. If the plot moves a little slowly and the mysteries seem somewhat odd, it's because the novel focuses on human relations (this time we come to know Mma Makutsi intimately) and daily life at the agency. A few critics noted that Smith embarked into uncharted territory by exploring modern themes and gender relations. They concluded, however, that this slant did nothing to harm the novel. Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc.

Blue Shoes and Happiness

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0676976255

Category: Mystery fiction

Page: 256

View: 646

This newest entry in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series continues the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective.


Mystery Women Volume Three Revised

... Shame Bloody Waters Blooming Murder Blow Fly Blow Out Blowing Smoke
Blown Away Blue Blue Blood Blue Genes Blue Plate Special Blue Poppy Blue
Shoes and Happiness Blue Screen Blue Twilight Blue Widows Blue Wolf The
Bluejay ...

Author: Colleen Barnett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1615950109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

View: 582

Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare the fictional world of the mystery sleuth with the world in which readers live. Of course, mystery readers do not share one simplistic world. They live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as do the female heroines in the books they read. They may choose a book because it has a familiar background or because it takes them to places they long to visit. Readers may be rich or poor; young or old; conservative or liberal. So are the heroines. What incredible choices there are today in mystery series! This three-volume encyclopedia of women characters in the mystery novel is like a gigantic menu. Like a menu, the descriptions of the items that are provided are subjective. Volume 3 of Mystery Women as currently updated adds an additional 42 sleuths to the 500 plus who were covered in the initial Volume 3. These are more recently discovered sleuths who were introduced during the period from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999. This more than doubles the number of sleuths introduced in the 1980s (298 of whom were covered in Volume 2) and easily exceeded the 347 series (and some outstanding individuals) described in Volume 1, which covered a 130-year period from 1860-1979. It also includes updates on those individuals covered in the first edition; changes in status, short reviews of books published since the first edition through December 31, 2008.

Bertie Plays The Blues

... Cheerful Ladies Blue Shoes and Happiness The Good Husband of Zebra
Drive The Miracle at Speedy Motors Tea Time for the Traditionally Built The
Double Comfort Safari Club The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party The Limpopo
Academy ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511230

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return. And little Bertie, feeling blue, puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Can Edinburgh's most deliciously dysfunctional residents forsake discord and learn to dance to the same happy tune?

The World According To Bertie

1 Ladies' Detective Agency Tears of the Giraffe Morality for Beautiful Girls The
Kalahari Typing School for Men The Full Cupboard of Life In the Company of
Cheerful Ladies Blue Shoes and Happiness The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
The ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110739

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 161

Poor put-upon Bertie is still struggling to escape his overbearing mother's influence, his yoga lessons and his pink bedroom while wondering why new baby brother Ulysses looks uncomfortably like his psychotherapist. The insufferably handsome Bruce has returned from London to land, on his feet and rent-free, in the arms of heiress Julia Donald. But all is not well among the residents of 44 Scotland Street: Angus's dog and constant companion Cyril is under threat of execution, victim of a miscarriage of justice, while pretty, indecisive Pat and hopeless romantic Matthew are on the verge of making the most terrible mistake of their lives . . . Big Lou finds a new man, Matthew and Pat edge their relationship towards something more permanent - although this development is not without complications, when a glimpse of someone who just might be her handsome, caddish ex-flatmate Bruce sets Pat's pulse racing - and Domenica's friendship with Antonia is tested to the limit when an assortment of her belongings mysteriously appear in Antonia's new flat.

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

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.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780375424793

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 538

Fans around the world adore the bestselling 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. There is rarely a dull moment in the life of Precious Ramotswe, and on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road many changes are afoot. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni wants be put in charge of a case involving an errant husband, and Mma Makutsi is considering leaving the agency, taking her near perfect score on the Botswana Secretarial College typing exam with her. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe has been asked to investigate a series of unexpected deaths at the hospital in Mochudi. Along the way, she encounters other tricky mysteries, and once again displays her undying love for Botswana, a country of which she is justly proud.


The Seven Secrets of Happiness

Jasmine's frock had giant black and blue daisies on it, with a large black bow on
the front of her waistband. And she'd decided to wear electric-blue shoes as well.
'As if nobody was going to notice you in the dress alone,' Ruby fretted, staring ...

Author: Sharon Owens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921250

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 286

A captivating, romantic story of learning to love again, for fans of Cecelia Ahern, Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes. Once upon a time Ruby O'Neill lived in her very own ivory tower (a beautiful little cottage) with her very own fairytale prince (her handsome husband Jonathan). Life was perfect. But one night Ruby's life changes forever and she stops believing in fairy tales. With her heart broken, she swears she will never love again. Yet guardian angels hide in the strangest places and from the darkness, six magical secrets slowly emerge to show her life is for living and that tomorrow is not too late for love. But who is the mysterious stranger who holds the seventh secret, the hardest one to find? And does he hold the secret to Ruby's heart? Perhaps she'll get her happy ending after all. Praise for Sharon Owens: 'Maeve Binchey meets Joanna Trollope . . . Gives you a warm glow like a nice cup of tea' Irish Independent 'It made me refuse nights out in favour of curling up on the couch . . . dreaming of mouth-watering delights the book so vividly describes' Cecelia Ahern 'A lovely heart-warming tale brimming with entertaininng twists and turns' Heat **** 'A real page-turner' Company *****


Something about the Author

In Blue Shoes and Happiness , for example , Mme Ramotswe worries about her
increasing girth while dealing with a local witch , a cook suspected of stealing
food for her husband , and the relationship issues of loyal secretary Mma Makutsi
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Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787688035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 773

Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

The Blue Knickers of Happiness

It was magic to look around at other people, matching the shoes to their bodies,
faces and joyful, sparkling eyes. I spent a good few minutes reconnecting with
people through the power of smiles before I attempted speech. I loved watching
the ...

Author: helen eveleigh

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452512302

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 121

“Why would anyone choose to stay silent for ten days? These people must have messed up their lives big time to want to imprison themselves here.” That’s what Jack, an advertising executive from New York, wonders when he unwittingly finds himself on a ten-day silent meditation retreat in the Himalayas. This book follows the stories of five of the retreat participants and their searches for happiness, love, peace of mind, and enlightenment in India and beyond. Their interwoven paths are often touching and sometimes hilarious—especially when maggot-filled muesli bars, scorpions, dodgy gurus, giant tigers, a little fluffy duck called Eric, and the dreaded Death make surprise appearances. The Blue Knickers of Happiness is an amusing yet insightful novel about what can happen when you stop and watch your mind. It explores how a little mindfulness can help ordinary people touch the extraordinary magic that lies within.

The Publishers Weekly

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BEFORE YOU DIE 1 , PATRICIA SCHULTZ Nelson DEBBIE DeMille
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The Atlantic Monthly

1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES BLUE SHOES AND HAPPINESS
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A HISTORY OF GOD “ A splendid book .
. . . Lucid , highly readable . . . . Relevant to a world still embroiled in military
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Shoe and Leather Journal

BLUE BIRD " The Shoe of Happiness " A Specialty Cushion Sole Turn Shoe
Semi - Ready Style Service In Stock and in Process O O OO The Shoe of
Happiness because of its comfort features . Trade Marked because of its
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The New Yorker

I dreamed its sharp giddy with happiness . ... I dreamed how their own blue
demon , but they would When it was over , two men lay still it would fit between
the dream ribs of never know that ... I woke soaked with terror blue tie , and blue
shoes .

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

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Category: American wit and humor

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Promise of Happiness Betty Neels Collection Book 45

It took her just two hours in which to do her shopping; some neat dark blue
uniform dresses, because she could wear those each and every day, a blue
cardigan and a navy blue raincoat, shoes and stockings and an unassuming
handbag and ...

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 140898248X

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 456

Mills & Boon presents the complete Betty Neels collection. Timeless tales of heart-warming romance by one of the world’s best-loved romance authors.