The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #12) (Enhanced Edition)

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #12) (Enhanced Edition)

by Alexander McCall Smith
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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #12) (Enhanced Edition) by Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 12

Fans around the world adore the best-selling 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.
 
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
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At a remote cattle post south of Gaborone two cows have been killed, and Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s No. 1 Lady Detective, is asked to investigate by a rather frightened and furtive gentleman. It is an intriguing problem with plenty of suspects—including, surprisingly, her own client.
 
To complicate matters, Mma Ramotswe is haunted by a vision of her dear old white van, and Grace Makutsi witnesses it as well. Is it the ghost of her old friend, or has it risen from the junkyard?  In the meantime, one of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni’s apprentices may have gotten a girl pregnant and, under pressure to marry her, has run away. Naturally, it is up to Precious to help sort things out. Add to the mix Violet Sephotho’s newly launched run for the Botswana Parliament and a pair of perfect wedding shoes—will wedding bells finally ring for Phuti Radiphuti and Grace Makutsi?—and we have a charming and delightful tale in the inimitable style of Alexander McCall Smith.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307906953
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series , #12
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 146,457
File size: 161 MB
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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.

Hometown:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1948

Place of Birth:

Zimbabwe

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #12) (Enhanced Edition) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
JessLucy More than 1 year ago
Yes, I wish customers would stop giving books one star and then writing a review about why they dislike the Nook. These reviews are meant to assist other interested consumers in making a purchase regarding the novel in question...not the Nook. Highly irritating. I haven't yet read this book but I also am looking forward to it...McCall-Smith always delivers.
Frisbeesage More than 1 year ago
It is amazing to me that after 12 books in the series Alexander McCall Smith can still keep the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency fresh and interesting, and he does! In Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party the big event is, of course, the long awaited wedding of Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti. There is so much to plan and Mma Makutsi is suffering from wedding jitters. Could the upheaval be the reason why both Mma Makutsi and Mma Ramotswe seem to be hallucinating all the sudden? Because surely they aren't really seeing the ghost of the little white van? Add in the usual shenanigans from Charlie, the apprentice mechanic who has definitely stepped too far over the line this time and a client whose cattle are being horrifically wounded in the middle of the night and Mma Ramotswe will need to keep her wits about her! Alexander McCall Smith delivers all the charm, humor, and generosity you would expect in Saturday Big Tent Wedding. Mma Ramotswe is her usual wise self dispensing wisdom that seems personally relevant even though it comes from the edge of the Kalahari Desert. It was nice to see that the characters continue to grow and develop. Many of her cases in this book offer more ambiguity than usual and Mma Ramotswe must be content with solutions that are less than the truth. Charlie, the apprentice mechanic, makes more of an appearance in this book. I enjoyed getting to know a side character better and I hope he continues to develop in future installments. In the end it is always a great source of comfort to spend some time with Mma Ramotswe and her family. A very satisfying and entertaining book!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Botswana, Mma Precious Ramotswe grieves having to sell her van to a scrap dealer in an act of euthanasia as the vehicle has been her traveling companion for years. However, life still goes on at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Nervous Mr. Moeti refuses to enter the office so Mma Ramotswe agrees to meet him at a nearby café. Though obviously frightened and ready to flee, he hires her to look into the death of two cattle in the small village of Gaborone. Meanwhile Mma Ramotswe keeps seeing her van on the road as does her assistant Mma Grace Makutsi, who also is getting married soon to Mr. Phuti Radiphuti. Violet Sephotho announces she is running for Parliament while Mma Ramotswe tells her husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni learns an apprentice mechanic at his Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors Charlie apparently sired baby twins. As always with this wonderful series (see The Double Comfort Safari Club), Alexander McCall Smith provides a terrific entry in which the kindhearted Prudence works on resolving personal issues as well as her client's case. The story line gives readers a profound look at the Botswana culture through the heroine and the supporting ensemble cast. Consistently the best anti-hardboiled detective stories, fans will enjoy the wisdom of Mma Ramotswe as the owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How wonderful to see that McCall-Smith continues to give us additions to his wonderful series featuring Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makuti! I can't wait to read this! I agree that the price issue should have been addressed to Barnes and Noble, not addressed here where it could impact a wonderful author.
DonMS More than 1 year ago
Why give the book a bad review when your problem is with Barnes and Noble? This is affecting the author, not the bookstore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Those apprentices are hilarious!!!!!!
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*walks in and sits down*
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~Ree aka Imari
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Smiled ok.
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Ur locked out now go to cool again
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BdAdiva23 More than 1 year ago
Love the series and love the way Precious is a natural part of your life. Great, easy read.
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Needed more problems to solve less about the white, beloved van.
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