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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 10)
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built - No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 10
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
 Mma Ramotswe's ever-ready tiny white van has recently developed a rather disturbing noise. Of course, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni -- her estimable husband and one of Botswana's most talented mechanics -- is the man to turn to for help. But Precious suspects he might simply condemn the van and replace it with something more modern. And as u...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375424496
ISBN-10: 0375424490
Publication Date: 4/21/2009
Pages: 256
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4.1 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 10) on + 334 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Another enjoyable day spent with Precious Ramotswe! This time she has a problem - her beloved little white van is dying, and she cannot tell her mechanic husband, because she is sure he will condemn it to the scrap-heap. Grace Makutsi has a problem too - her nemesis, Violet Sephotho, has taken a job at her fiance's furniture shop, and Grace is sure Violet intends to seduce Phuti away from her. And the new case they are investigating involves a soccer team that is losing for unknown reasons, and the two women are going to have to learn about football in order to solve it. Life goes on in Botswana, and each new book in the series is a pleasant interlude spent with familiar characters that have become dear to Smith's readers.
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Helpful Score: 2
As a fan of Alexander McCall Smith, I delight in the adventures of Precious Ramotswe. Her intuitions always surprise.
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Helpful Score: 1
It's hard for me to rate this book compared to the others in the series because once I love a series, I love the whole thing. This book is more of the same. Everyday drama involving love of a car, love of a man, and as always, love of a country. Small intrigues and big wisdom. The writing is simple and clear, the characters are revealed a bit more in every book.
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I love the concept, and the inclusiveness, of "traditionally built." It epitomizes something about these books, some kind of comfortable acceptance with people and their various sizes and shapes and idiosyncracies.
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This charming book is replete with bits of philosophy and wisdom that make you smile. Contrasted with the pessimism you feel reading the news, this reflects real life traits while still leaving you feeling good.
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10th book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I thoroughly enjoy the writing style, the setting, the reflections by Precious on life in Botswana. Good read.

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