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The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #9)

The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #9)

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Take a mini break to Botswana with Precious, the colourful quirky owner of the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

  • ISBN: 978-0349119953
  • Genre: Crime, Humour, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Botswana might look like a paradise existence but Precious has set up her Detective Agency to help people solve problems and situations they cant cope with for themselves. A woman for example has come for help about if she can trace her family. but there’s a problem since she doesn’t know her real name or even if her family may still be alive or not.

There’s developments at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, too. Oh and Mma Makutsi has a problem with her bed.

Just as well Precious always has some of that red bush tea to hand….

Travel Guide

Everywhere and everyone always seem nice here. It would be the ideal place to take a real holiday  – even a short visit – a section of a book – transports you to a wonderful calm and  slow pace of life. You feel lucky to have met these people and luckier still to have seen how simple and nice life can and could be.

The Botswana lifestyle values of friendship and a willingness to help are as warm and comforting as the red bush tea that Previous would no doubt serve you if you popped your head round the door.

Mma Ramotse is the mother figure of all the villagers and it’s no surprise as to how and why she set up her agency in the first place. Somewhere where people can call in to ask for help on a matter or to share some tea. The milk of human kindness is always on offer. Take her relationship with her foster children and the warn fuzzy feel you get spending time with them.

The friends you meet in this book are there for you when you peek into their world and they show you around where they live. during her morning walk round her garden with her tea –

Perhaps there were some who were lonely in the middle of al this profusion of friends and relatives, who had lost their people.

Precious sees the need for a person to feel centered and rooted to a landscape and an environment –

How remarkable it was, she though , that we managed to anchor ourself at all in this world, and hat we did so by giving ourselves names and linking those names with places and other people.

Streetview Maps

Kgale Hill - see if you can see the Detective Agency
Kgale Hill - see if you can see the Detective Agency here as well!

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