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The Kalahari Typing School For Men

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2nd October 2008

Price: £9.99

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The fourth book in the multi-million copy bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series

The one with the rival detective

Mma Ramotswe faces the unexpected and unwelcome appearance in town of a new private detective, Mr Cephas Buthelezi. To ensure she does not lose clients to him, she takes on several cases at once, including those of an errant husband and of a man targeted by ostrich rustlers. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi has decided to set up a typing school to teach men some useful skills – but Mma Ramotswe fears her secretary is falling under the spell of a man who does not have her best interests at heart…

‘A glorious creation’ Mail on Sunday

‘Happiness and quiet wisdom’ Daily Telegraph

‘Sparkles with African sunshine and Mma Ramotswe’s wit’ Dallas Morning News

‘It’s hard to find fault with such good-natured and pleasurable optimism’ Observer


It's hard to find fault with such good-natured and pleasurable optimism
Get your hands on one of the mysteries from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series... Each book is a thinly disguised love letter to the people and culture of Southern Africa... A great escape
Dallas Morning News
Sparkles with African sunshine and Mma Ramotswe's wit
New Statesman
I can think of no author writing today so deserving of an enormous audience
Seattle Times
As beguiling as Alexader McCall Smith's earlier books about the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency... His prose is deceptively simple, with a gift for evoking the earth and sky of Africa
Chicago Sun Times
This series' huge appeal lies in its mannerly folk wisdom and wry, gentle humor, full of wit, nuance and caring... It's an oasis in a genre that too often seems a desert of violence and inhumanity