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Glorious short stories from international bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, in a collection written especially for World Book Day. There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to face life's problems and mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, keeps her wits about her as she looks into why the country's star goalkeeper isn't saving goals. Georgina turns her rudeness into a virtue when she opens a successful hotel. Italian shop-keeper Fabrizia shows her bravery when her husband betrays her. And in Suffolk during the Second World War, gentle La proves that music really can make a difference.

With his trademark gift for storytelling, Alexander McCall Smith brings us five tales of love, heartbreak, hope and the cleverness of ladies.

©2012 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Flint
  • 12-29-17

Very Enjoyable

A pleasing and gentle book which enjoyed very much. It was well read and a delight to listen to.

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  • 03-30-16

not exciting

Have come to expect more from this author. It was an easy to listen to book whilst doing something else but I found it uninspiring.