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The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-09-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1405520604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE FIFTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with Mma Makutsi's ambitious plan . . . Change is afoot at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency when Mma Makutsi arrives with a business plan for its proprietress, as well as an outline of her new venture: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. In the course of one turbulent day, the agency gains a dubiously qualified Assistant Detective and takes on the challenge of identifying a lady with no name and no memory. But when Mma Makutsi's entrepreneurial future comes under threat, Charlie is led astray and Violet Sephotho turns restaurant critic, only Mma Ramotswe's infallible instincts can transform disruption into a force for good.

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 2015-06-23
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780345808622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The newest installment in Alexander McCall Smith's beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe. Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to the challenge, her devoted assistant detective, Grace Makutsi, has decided to start her own business, The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe. But "Miss 97 percent" can't quite meet all the challenges of running a business on her own. She'll need to accept all the help she can get--even if it comes from an unexpected source.

The Handsome Man's de Luxe Cafe

The Handsome Man's de Luxe Cafe
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : ISIS Large Print Books
  • Release : 2016-04
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781785410611
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business - not to mention those that a lightnign strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get - even if it comes from a completely unexpected source ...

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
  • Release : 2014-11-01
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : 9781410473882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A kindhearted brother and sister have taken in a woman known only as "Mrs."-- a woman with no memory of her name or of how she came to Botswana. And so it's up to Precious Ramotswe and her new co-director, Grace Makutsi, to discover the woman's identity.

The Man with the Silver Saab

The Man with the Silver Saab
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-05-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 140871437X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The third book in Alexander McCall Smith's new DETECTIVE VARG series Perplexing, unfathomable and perhaps unimportant, the cases that Malmo's Department of Sensitive Crimes take on will test them to their limits. Life - and crime - is not always as it seems for Ulf Varg and the other fearless detectives in Malmo's Department of Sensitive Crimes. There are always surprising new cases to take on, and the latest batch is no exception. And that's not to mention Ulf's struggle to contain his feelings for his colleague Anna Bengsdotter. All in all, things are distinctly difficult in Malmo, and it seems up to Ulf and the Department to set them right. 'McCall Smith's continuing warm-heartedness makes Ulf such unfailingly good company' Reader's Digest 'Like AA Milne meets Karl Ove Knausgaard' Financial Times 'Wonderfully soothing and relaxing' Daily Telegraph

100 Greatest Literary Detectives

100 Greatest Literary Detectives
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by Eric Sandberg

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2018-04-12
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1442278234
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural, from American hardboiled fiction to the Japanese timetable mystery—is the investigator. He—or, increasingly, she—can be a private eye, a police officer, or a general busybody. But whatever forms these investigators take, they are the key element of crime fiction. Criminals and their crimes come and go, while our attention is captured by these fascinating characters who exist at the intersection of so many different literary and social roles. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives offers a selection of the most influential, important, and intriguing fictional sleuths—amateur or professional—from around the world. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole, Kinsey Millhone to Kiyoshi Mitarai, the detectives profiled here give readers a broader picture of one of fiction’s most popular genres. Each entry summarizes the distinctive features of notable investigators and their approaches to crime, provides a brief outline of major features of their fictional careers, and makes a case for their importance based on literary-historical impact, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, or cultural resonance. The characters profiled here include Lew Archer, Martin Beck, Father Brown, Brother Cadfael, Adam Dalgliesh, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Kay Scarpetta, Sam Spade, Phillip Trent, V. I. Warshawski, Lord Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe, and many others. Readers will find some of their favorite detectives here, learn more about their literary and cultural significance, and discover other great sleuths—old and new, local and international—in this engaging volume. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives provides a fascinating look into some of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.

The Joy and Light Bus Company

The Joy and Light Bus Company
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-09-02
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1408714426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series Mma Ramotswe knows she is very lucky indeed. She has a loving family, good friends and a thriving business doing what she enjoys most: helping people. But the latest mystery she is called upon to solve is distinctly trickier than it initially appears, and, of course, there's plenty to handle in her personal life between Charlie and his new bride and Mma Makutsi and her talking shoes. In the end, Mma Ramotswe's patience and common-sense will win out, and, without a doubt, all will be the better for it.

At the Reunion Buffet

At the Reunion Buffet
An Isabel Dalhousie Story

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2015-05-26
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 1101970464
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection In this warm, intelligently observed novella, Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith's wonderful heroine, learns valuable lessons about inviting the past (and everyone in it) back into your life. Isabel Dalhousie--philosopher, mother and friend--has generously agreed to host the opening dinner for her school reunion weekend. Twenty-five former classmates will descend upon her home, bringing with them new names, new looks, and old reputations. While some will see the reunion as an opportunity to forge new friendships and reaffirm old ones, others aren't interested in changing their minds about the past. One particular classmate, Barbara Grant, was known as an especially mean girl who bullied the others relentlessly. As hostess, Isabel feels compelled to help her guests on the path toward reconciliation and forgiveness, but bitter feelings and long-held secrets threaten to derail her efforts entirely. With her trademark insight and compassion, Isabel Dalhousie may find a way to navigate these treacherous waters. An eBook short.

Historical Dictionary of Botswana

Historical Dictionary of Botswana
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by Barry Morton,Jeff Ramsay

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2018-06-13
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN : 1538111330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of Botswana contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

The Colours of all the Cattle

The Colours of all the Cattle
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-09-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1408711079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NINETEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the election . . . When Ramotswe enters politics to oppose the construction of the dubious-sounding 'Big Fun Hotel', her opponent turns out to be local troublemaker, Violet Sephotho. But the general air of excitement cannot eclipse important matters of detection. Charlie, assigned a mysterious hit-and-run case, strives to prove his worth to his superiors as well as Queenie-Queenie, the woman who has captured his heart. Mma Makutsi is meanwhile in danger of being outwitted by a local bigwig property developer. Twists and turns abound in the latest adventures from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

The Handbook of Counselling Psychology

The Handbook of Counselling Psychology
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by Barbara Douglas,Ray Woolfe,Sheelagh Strawbridge,Elaine Kasket,Victoria Galbraith

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2016-02-12
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN : 1473966191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This fourth edition provides the most comprehensive guide to the field of counselling psychology, exploring a range of theories and philosophical underpinnings, practice approaches and contexts, and professional issues. It has been updated to reflect current issues and debates and to map onto the training standards, and offers the ultimate companion for your journey through counselling psychology training and into the workplace. New to the fourth edition: Chapters on: Person-Centred Therapy; Mindfulness; Neuroscience; Engaging with and Carrying out Research; Reflective Practice; International Dimensions; and Ecopsychology A companion website offering hours of video and audio, including conversations with counselling psychology practitioners and trainees, and articles, exercises and case studies Other new features include: Further Reading, ‘Day in the Life of’ dialogues with practitioners; Reflective Exercises, and Discussion Points, and new case studies. Special attention has been paid to the topic of research, both as a theme throughout the book, and through four new chapters covering the use, carry out and publication of research at different stages of training and practice. The handbook is the essential textbook for students and practitioners in the field of counselling psychology and allied health professions, at all stages of their career and across a range of settings, both in the UK and internationally.

The House of Unexpected Sisters

The House of Unexpected Sisters
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-09-07
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1408708167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE EIGHTEENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the other Mma Ramotswe . . . The dismissal of an employee at a thriving local business leads to an investigation by Precious Ramotswe and self-appointed Principal Investigating Officer Grace Makutsi. But Mma Ramotswe also has to contend with the re-appearance of her ex-husband, and the arrival of a long-lost relation: another Mma Ramotswe. Can Precious draw on her strength, compassion and powers of detection to manage these surprises from the past? 'A delight' Daily Telegraph

A Promise of Ankles

A Promise of Ankles
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-11-05
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0349144702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the hugely popular 44 Scotland Street series comes the latest adventures of Bertie and his family and friends. The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can't resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of the pas de deux. While Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully warm and witty comedy takes some surprising turns, the improbable adventures of this quirky cast of Scots will affirm the heart and joy in Edinburgh's New Town. A Promise of Ankles is the fourteenth installment of this beloved series.

My Italian Bulldozer

My Italian Bulldozer
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-05-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0349142300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'While My Italian Bulldozer certainly advocates a kind, considerate, some might even say old-fashioned approach to resolving affairs of the heart, it also succeeds in subtly, almost imperceptibly ripping up the traditional rules of the romantic comedy and creating something refreshingly original' Scotsman When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative. While there may be no cars available there is something else on offer: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts and so begins a series of laugh out loud adventures through the Italian countryside, following in the wake of Paul and his Italian Bulldozer. A story of unexpected circumstance and lesson in making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm holiday read guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

A Distant View of Everything

A Distant View of Everything
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-03-23
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1408709414
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recently distracted by the arrival of her and Jamie's second son, Magnus, Isabel Dalhousie - philanthropic editor of the Review of Applied Ethics - is anxious. The next issue of the Review is far from ready, her eldest, Charlie, is jealous, and their housekeeper, Grace, has an officious approach to childcare. With some relief, Isabel returns to helping out at her niece Cat's delicatessen, where surely the most taxing duty is the preparation of sandwiches. It's not long before Isabel's helpful, philosophical nature draws her into customers' problems, specifically that of ambitious, self-proclaimed matchmaker, Bea Shandon. Bea has staged a potentially dangerous liaison involving enigmatic plastic surgeon, Tony MacUspaig, who may not be quite who he claims to be - and Isabel's help is required in getting to the truth of the matter. Good-hearted Isabel proceeds with her usual thorough attention to task, and on Bea's advice talks to her friend Rob, a trustworthy regular on Bea's dinner party circuit, and known to have deep suspicions about MacUspaig. It becomes clear, however, that Rob has an agenda of his own and Isabel is now contending with that, along with a mysterious medical condition of Jamie's and some frustrating dead ends when it comes to Bea's predicament. When the truth finally reveals itself, Isabel must conclude that along with MacUspaig, Bea, Jamie - and even Cat - she herself is not immune to misunderstandings, or the neurotic fantasies that arise from keeping secrets . . .

Love in the Time of Bertie

Love in the Time of Bertie
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2021-11-04
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0349145180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The latest in the hugely popular 44 Scotland Street series from the worldwide bestselling author, Alexander McCall Smith Life for Bertie seems to be moving at a pace that is rather out of his control. Upstairs, at 44 Scotland Street, his father Stuart is powerless to stop over-bearing Irene and her determination that Bertie will travel to deepest, coldest Aberdeen on a three-month sojourn. Can his friend Ranald Braveheart Macpherson save the day? And can the boys execute a great escape? Meanwhile, further up in the New Town, Bruce Anderson's property development plans are thwarted by a sudden crisis of conscience that leads to a shocking revelation. And, in Big Lou's cafe, it seems that love might blossom at last. Warm hearted, humorous and always wonderfully wise, Love in the Time of Bertie offers philosophical insight as well as sartorial elegance. There are tribulations as well as celebrations in this the next instalment in the 44 Scotland Street series.

The Quiet Side of Passion

The Quiet Side of Passion
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by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-06-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1408709449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE TWELFTH INSTALLMENT OF THE MUCH-LOVED ISABEL DALHOUSIE SERIES It is summer in Edinburgh and Isabel Dalhousie is once again caught between 'gossip' and significant rumour. It is none of her business that Patricia, the mother of her son Charlie's little friend Basil, is estranged from Basil's father, or that the woman has a somewhat brazen attitude to childcare. And yet, it is curious. Isabel, however, has much else on her mind as editor of the 'Review of Applied Ethics'. Along with the work involved for its impending next issue, she really needs to get her house in order and tend to the demands of her niece, Cat. Thankfully, the arrival of Antonia, the exuberant Italian au pair, will take care of urgent chores. And the hiring of Claire, a diligent if unsettlingly beautiful new assistant at the 'Review', surely means that Isabel can breathe, at least a little. But her sharp observation and assured role as confidante soon have Isabel doubting all her recent decisions. What's more, her instinct to help others may have put her in real danger. In her desire to run both a smooth household and working life, has she simply created more chaos? Perhaps the quiet side of passion is, after all, the best side on which to be? The Quiet Side of Passion is the twelfth book in the series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Dream Angus

Dream Angus
The Celtic God of Dreams

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2008-10-30
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1847673996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dream Angus comes to you at night and bestows dreams. Just the sight of him may be enough to make you lose your heart, for he is also the god of love, youth and beauty. In this mesmerising retelling of the Celtic myth, Alexander McCall Smith unites dream and reality, leaving us to wonder: what is life but the pursuit of dreams?

Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine

Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine
An Isabel Dalhousie story

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-05-05
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 0349142521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edinburgh basks in glorious, but brief, summer sunshine, and Isabel Dalhousie - philosopher, philanthropist and mother - searches for the perfect birthday present for her husband Jamie. While carefully seeking out a gift, Isabel finds herself at a viewing for an auction, and happens upon an old friend in distress - a friend who decides to unburden herself of her secrets, and to reveal a clue within a painting hanging on the walls of the auction house. Soon Isabel discovers that this secret binds her not only to her friend, but also to another woman. Questions about morality and loyalty disturb Isabel's peaceful existence with her young son and precious family, but she must face up to them in order to ensure that no one is led astray. Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine is a charming and gentle novella featuring one of Alexander McCall Smith's most loved characters: Isabel Dalhousie.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
A Book

by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2008-10-02
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0748110615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE FIRST BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In the first book of the bestselling series, Mma Ramotswe - with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi - navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humour and the occasional cup of tea. Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger . . . The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is the 1st book in the series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order