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How to raise an elephant / Alexander McCall Smith.

As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, wonders whether the heat could be the reason that business is particularly slow. Luckily, a slower pace in life is her natural preference, unlike her colleague Mma Makutsi, who is alert to every passing observation and inclined to making snap decisions. With fewer cases to handle, Precious has time to contemplate her new neighbours, a couple who, by the sounds of it, have a rather volatile relationship . . .But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with a plea for help, and the ladies decide to pursue the issue together. Armed with Mma Ramotswe's circumspection and Mma Makutsi's sharp eye, they proceed with confidence and open hearts. What, after all, could be more straightforward than a family matter? Meanwhile, their colleague Charlie is behaving oddly, borrowing Mma Ramotswe's van and returning it in an unusual condition. Digging a little deeper, the explanation is both strange and extraordinary, and takes Charlie, along with Mma Ramotswe's husband, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, on a hair-raising night-time expedition. In the end, Precious is reminded of the need to view a picture from every angle, to accept the imperfections in people and situations, and then find a solution - preferably over a delicious slice of her friend Mma Potokwani's fruit cake.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9009151858 F MACC
Adult fiction   Manunda Branch . . On Loan, Reserved . 16 Oct 2020
C9009151874 F MACC
Adult fiction   Stratford Branch . . On Hold-S, Reserved .  
C9009151866 F MACC
Adult fiction   Smithfield Branch . . On Hold-T, Reserved .  
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ISBN 1408712814
9781408712818
1408712822
9781408712825
Author McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Title How to raise an elephant / Alexander McCall Smith.
Published London : Little, Brown, 2020.
Physical description 248 pages ; 24 cm.
Series No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 21
Summary As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, wonders whether the heat could be the reason that business is particularly slow. Luckily, a slower pace in life is her natural preference, unlike her colleague Mma Makutsi, who is alert to every passing observation and inclined to making snap decisions. With fewer cases to handle, Precious has time to contemplate her new neighbours, a couple who, by the sounds of it, have a rather volatile relationship . . .But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with a plea for help, and the ladies decide to pursue the issue together. Armed with Mma Ramotswe's circumspection and Mma Makutsi's sharp eye, they proceed with confidence and open hearts. What, after all, could be more straightforward than a family matter? Meanwhile, their colleague Charlie is behaving oddly, borrowing Mma Ramotswe's van and returning it in an unusual condition. Digging a little deeper, the explanation is both strange and extraordinary, and takes Charlie, along with Mma Ramotswe's husband, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, on a hair-raising night-time expedition. In the end, Precious is reminded of the need to view a picture from every angle, to accept the imperfections in people and situations, and then find a solution - preferably over a delicious slice of her friend Mma Potokwani's fruit cake.
Subject Ramotswe, Precious, (Fictitious character)
Ramotswe, Precious, (Fictitious character) Fiction
Private investigators -- Fiction
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization)
Women private investigators
Families -- Fiction
Elephants -- Fiction
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization) -- Fiction
Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Reservations Queue 1
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