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Tea Time For The Traditionally Built

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5th March 2009

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It is a troublesome fact on which even Mma Ramotswe and her assistant Mma Makutsi agree: there are things that men know and ladies do not, and vice versa. It is unfortunate, for example, when Mma Ramotswe’s newest client is the big-shot owner of the ailing Kalahari Swoopers, that one thing lady detectives know very little about is football. And when the glamorous Violet Sephotho sets her sights on Mma Makutsi’s unsuspecting fiancé, it becomes exasperatingly clear that some men do not know how to recognise a ruthless Jezebel even when she is bouncing up and down on the best bed in the Double Comfort Furniture Shop.

In her attempt to foster understanding between the sexes and find the traitor on Mr Football’s team, Mma Ramotswe ventures into new territory, drinks tea in unfamiliar kitchens and learns to trust in the observational powers of small boys. And, as wise and warm-hearted as his heroine, Alexander McCall Smith reminds us that we must dig deep to uncover the goodness of the human heart.


New York Times Book Review
There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these books
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
Christian Science Monitor
McCall Smith is a master... There's beauty and revelation of one kind or another woven expertly into every line
Entertainment Weekly
What a treat to discover... Brims with good humor and compassion
Washington Times
It's time for celebration... McCall Smith has done it again
Daily Mail
Totally addictive
USA Today
As wise and lovely as ever
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