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PUBLICATION DATE: March 29, 2012
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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
By (author) Alexander McCall Smith
As the countdown to Mma Makutsi’s wedding begins, all is not as it should be at the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. While investigating unpleasant occurrences on a southern cattle-post, Mma Ramotswe, always on the side of the weak against the strong, has reason to reflect on Rule No.3 of The Principles of Private Detection: never lie to the client. Apprentice mechanic Charlie seems to be avoiding certain important responsibilities. And as Mma Makutsi’s big day approaches, her nemesis Violet Sephotho is casting her net wider: by standing for election which could spell trouble for the entire nation. But as friends and family gather under starry African night skies, it turns out that even the most perplexing of apparitions – and the most shocking of crimes – may yield to rational explanation. And, of course, to Mma Ramotswe’s inimitable way with love, intuition and redbush tea.
Reviews of The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Smith again makes the sublime look easy in his winning 12th No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel… Smith has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people's lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature. Even newcomers will quickly be drawn into Mma Ramotswe's unconventional approach to investigations and rapidly feel that they are with old friends."– "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Utterly charming and compulsively readable." — "Newsweek"" ""The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas." — "Entertainment Weekly" "McCall Smith's characters are quick to find joy in small things. . . . In its own way, McCall Smith's world is as stylized and hermetic as those created by P.G. Wodehouse or Damon Runyon–a sweet and timeless bubble with its own morality, language a
Alexander McCall Smith
Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law, Alexander McCall Smith has turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over sixty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into forty-five languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.