“In The Second-Worst Restaurant in France, Alexander McCall Smith allows his characters to advance the story with wit amid the simplicity of ordinary life; this is the magic of his
“if you like learning about what makes people tick, and you appreciate the underlying absurdity and pathos of life, then Department of Sensitive Crimes will tickle your funny bone
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is in its 20th year, and the 19th novel is The Colors of All the Cattle. For fans of the series, the new book doesn’t disappoint.
It seems ironic to wait in high excitement for a calm and quiet novel to come out.
Just from the title of this latest little work by Alexander McCall Smith, you know it is going to be a light-hearted tale about Italy . . . and a bulldozer.
“a stimulating thinking-person’s read . . .”
It’s hard to imagine that anyone who reads fiction hasn’t discovered this series. For those who know and love it, here is number 15, in all its gentle delight.
One could scarcely choose a better book to ward off a dreary winter's day than this latest installment to the 44 Scotland Street series.
As Mma Ramotswe and her friend sat together having red bush tea, “She closed her eyes.