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Tea Time For The Traditionally Built

On sale

5th April 2012

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349119977

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The one where Mma Makutsi has a love rival . . .

Mma Makutsi’s engagement to Phuti Radiphuti has progressed smoothly so far, but suddenly there is trouble in the form of her glamorous, empty-headed rival Violet Sephotho. While solving the amorous problems of her neighbours and clients is where Mma Ramotswe excels, the world of football is decidedly less familiar – however, when the owner of the Kalahari Swoopers comes to the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, she promises to find the traitor among the team’s ranks.

‘Brims with good humor and compassion’ Entertainment Weekly

‘Totally addictive’ Daily Mail

‘McCall Smith has done it again’ Washington Times

‘These stories are a balm for readers’ Irish Independent


Christian Science Monitor
McCall Smith is a master... There's beauty and revelation of one kind or another woven expertly into every line
Washington Times
It's time for celebration... McCall Smith has done it again
USA Today
As wise and lovely as ever
Entertainment Weekly
What a treat to discover... Brims with good humor and compassion
New York Times Book Review
There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these books
Daily Mail
Totally addictive
Irish Independent
These stories are a balm for readers... McCall Smith's humour is arch and clever but always warm, and it is this gentle kindness that gives these books their charm
Plain Dealer
Alexander McCall Smith is a vivid observer and an elegant writer... Like the best traditions, this series is one we hope will endure