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Ein Krokodil für Mma Ramotswe by Alexander McCall Smith
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Aug 03, 2010

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bookshelves: funny, crime, borrowed, read-in-german, group-reads, read-2010
Recommended to Lioba by: my sister Xenia
Read from July 21 to August 02, 2010 , read count: 1

I would like to give the book 3 1/2 stars. A very charming story set in Botswana. The protagonist is Precious Ramotswe, an African woman with a heart as big as everything else about her. When her father dies she buys herself a little house and an office and opens up the first detective agency in the country. Nobody thinks she will succeed, being just a woman. But solving case by case with her intuition and wit, she is living proof that they are wrong.

The style is minimalistic, which only adds to the captivating simplicity of a not over-technologized life leaving time and space for the more important things in life. The result is a subtle and wise story with deep insight into human nature, life in Africa and life in general.

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Alexander McCall Smith
“You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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