The Miracle at Speedy Motors

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: 9780307377197

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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. Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights. And, at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept. Nonetheless, Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good-natured way, while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea.

Speedy Motor

Essentially underfinanced and definitely understaffed, it is a miracle that it
functioned as well as it did, and almost depended on the Commissioner having
independent means. Roland studied architecture at the RIBA, and archaeology at
the ...

Author: John Carswell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786730529

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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In the summer of 1974, against the backdrop of the Lebanese Civil War, ceramics expert and Morgan sports car enthusiast John Carswell set off with his young family from their home in Beirut on an expedition across Asia and the Middle East. Their mode of transport was their beloved motor car, a Morgan 4/4 four seater, named 'Speedy'. Following in the steps of Ibn Battuta, their destination was the Maldives, where Carswell hoped to find evidence of the Chinese blue and white pottery which he was researching. The family travelled via Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, from where they sailed to Bombay (Mumbai). What followed was an extraordinary journey across the length of India to Sri Lanka and from there to the Maldives. Speedy Motor tells, with wit and sparkle, the trials and tribulations of one family car over several decades in the Middle East and latterly Europe. When the family were forced to flee Beirut during the Civil War, Speedy temporarily fell into the hands of Hizbollah but years later 'he' was reunited with his family in England. John Carswell's vivid account of a unique expedition and a much-loved car provides a vibrant portrait of a region in the grip of change.

Crime Writers A Research Guide

Millhone, Kinsey (fictitious character, Grafton), 58-59 The Millionaires (Meltzer),
66 A Mind to Murder (James), 79 Minor in Possession (Jance), 83 The Minotaur (
Rendell), 144 Mint Julep Murder (Hart), 70 The Miracle at Speedy Motors (Smith),
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Author: Elizabeth Haynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591589193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. • A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre • Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book • Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature • A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Precious Ramotswe uses her formidable detection talents to track down her tiny white van - sold by her estimable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and stolen from its new owner - while simultaneously helping to explain the dreadful losing streak ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780307277466

Category: Botswana

Page: 212

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Precious Ramotswe uses her formidable detection talents to track down her tiny white van - sold by her estimable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and stolen from its new owner - while simultaneously helping to explain the dreadful losing streak of a local football team and smoothing out a snag in Mma Makutsi's engagement to Mr Phuti Radiphut.

Bertie Plays The Blues

... 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 of Private Detection THE ISABEL
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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 Mystery of Meerkat Hill

Alexander McCall Smith. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive —Volume 8 The
Miracle at Speedy Motors—Volume 9 Tea Time for the Traditionally Built —
Volume 10 The Double.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0345804473

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister, and—even more exciting—that Pontsho has a clever pet meerkat named Kosi. One day, Teb and Pontsho’s family’s cow disappears. Precious helps them look for clues to find the cow. But getting the cow back home will require some quick thinking and help from an unexpected source.

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Drum

Alexander continues this theme later, sitting at a coffee shop in Gaborone's
Riverwalk Mall, his laptop computer open - he's working on chapter nine of the
ninth book in the Ladies' Detective Agency series, The Miracle at Speedy Motors
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Minerals : Gifts from the Earth RC 66687 by Julie Kerr Casper The Miracle at
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The Publishers Weekly

( Caedmon ) AMIT Seth THE MIRACLE AT SLEEPY OOPS Jefferson Parker ,
read by David Colacci and Susan Ericksen . ( Brilliance ) The Lemur by Benjamin
Black , read by John Keating . ( Macmillan ) The Miracle at Speedy Motors by ...

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Something about the Author

The Miracle at Speedy Motors , Pantheon ( New York , NY ) , 2008 . Series novels
have been translate into over twenty - five other languages . ( Editor with Tony
Carty ) Power and Manoeuvrability , Q Press ( Edinburgh , Scotland ) , 1978 .

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787688035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 174

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 Hollywood Reporter

Dancing With the Stars Forgetting Sarah Marshall 54 Dancing With the Stars (
results ) Nim ' s Island The Woods The Quickie The Shack Quicksand The Miracle
at Speedy Motors Copies sold in thousands CSI AOL Media Net 36 .

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Library and Book Trade Almanac

Putnam ( 158,713 ) Anathem by Neal Stephenson . Morrow ( 157,215 ) The
Mercedes Coffin by Faye Kellerman . Morrow ( 155,397 ) Sizzle and Burn by
Jayne Ann Krentz . Putnam ( 152,600 ) The Miracle at Speedy Motors by ...

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The Spectator

12 Speedy Motors , by Alexander McCall Smith 43 Obama and McCain offer a
real choice Irwin Stelzer Allan Massie : Life & letters 44 The presidential race will
be a proper Right v . Left contest 14 ARTS Apologies are the work of the Devil ...

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Library Journal

Miracle at Speedy Motors : The New Novel in the No. 1 Ladies ' Detective Agency
Series . Pantheon . Apr. 2008. 224p . ISBN 978-0375-42448-9 . $ 21.95 .
Precious Ramotswe continues to give aid and enjoy the simple pleasures of life
in the ...

Author: Melvil Dewey

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Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Living Goya

... a speedy motor car doubtless would have made the daily trip in a quarter of the
time consumed by the old fashioned coach ; time would have been lacking then
for a close observation of that picturesque countryside whose rich coloring was ...

Author: Mercedes C. Barbarrosa

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Category: Painters

Page: 349

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