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The Full Cupboard of Life (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #5)

The Full Cupboard of Life  (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #5)

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A charming 5th addition to the wonderful series which reads like an ode to Botswana

  • ISBN: 978-0349117256
  • Genre: Humour, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

If you have ever wondered if the guy you are dating is suitable marriage material then you’d be advised to call on Precious Ramotswe who runs the famous Female Detective Agency . She is called upon by a woman who wants to know which of her four suitors is the most suitable. Are they really caring or do they just want her for her money?

Precious will find out for you. She should also look at her own guy – they’re still not married!

Travel Guide

Back to Botswana and the charming little detective agency which is the perfect place to sit and view the landscape of this lovely community and culture of people.

The values and friendship of these people are just a joy to read and sometimes there are lines which make you feel like giving the person that says it, a high five. Speaking of the larger lady:

“Traditional Botswana men like ladies who are more traditionally shaped. You and I, Mma. We remind men of how things used to be in Botswana before these modern-shaped ladies started to get men all confused.”

Well Precious and co should spread messages like this across the world as wouldn’t it be nice for everyone to think like this and for life to be as nice as it is in Precious and co’s community.

Quiet wisdom and gentle cosy humour, the landscape is seen through the eyes of  those who live and work amongst the acacia trees, the desert grit, the large Botswana sky and the colourful dress of Precious and her friends. Sit with them under a tree, with a cup of bush tea in your hand and feel you’re right at home in Botswana.

An apt title for how this book makes you feel!

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