Austen’s insights are as true today as they were when she wrote them in Regency England. We should be attending to that leaking gutter or washing the car. I have kept all the characters and the broad outlines of the plot, but everything now takes place in contemporary England.
Normally I feel guilty if I luxuriate in the reading of an enjoyable novel. Emma herself drives a Mini Cooper, and the unpleasant clergyman, Mr Elton, drives a BMW.
Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.
Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help.
Precious Ramotswe's comfortable existence as the only detective in Botswana is suddenly rattled when the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency opens, and its brochure proclaims, "Don't take any chances! " As if the development isn't enough, Mma Ramotswe has also taken on two difficult cases, one of which hits close to home.
But with wisdom on her side, Mma Ramotswe figures to crack both cases and upstage her competition.
In this latest installment of Alexander Mc Call Smith's ever-delightful and perennially best-selling series, amateur sleuth and philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help when a matchmaker begins to question her latest match.All of that requires order, rather than anarchy, and Jane Austen’s novels portray a world in which order lies at the heart of things.We like that because we know, in our heart of hearts, that this is what we want.The brilliant Alexander Mc Call Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexander Mc Call Smith delights fans around the world with his warmhearted 44 Scotland Street novels.In the series’ sixth entry, the residents of 44 Scotland Street grapple with problems both trivial and severe, but none so great as when six-year-old Bertie Pollock - who longs to be seven - mislays his mum and learns a valuable lesson about wish fulfillment.Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbor, George Knox, has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village. First, she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate.