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The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
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Sep 15, 2011

it was amazing

Ah, wonderful, just wonderful. These books have to be among the most comforting, feel good books ever written. They are light reads but they manage to contain very profound insights into human behaviour and satisfying dealings with the darker side of people. After reading it for a while its impossible not to start thinking like Mma Ramotswe, in those short, simple turns of phrase and wanting to enjoy simple pleasures like just sitting in a chair thinking or eating pumpkin. If only all life could be like this. There is also the glorious descriptions of Botswana and McCall Smiths clear love of the country; its history, traditions and landscapes which I am dying to visit now. The series reminds me in some ways of the excellent 90's tv series 'Northern Exposure' in its profound statements on life and love all wrapped up in deceptively simple, peaceful narratives. Books to keep and re-read whenever in need of comfort.

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