Monday, January 8, 2007

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, Alexander McCall Smith

Posted by lea at 2:34 PM

What an absolute charmer of a book! Having read and loved the first in the series, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, I was predisposed to enjoy In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, but had no idea just how much I would love it. I fell headlong once again into the world of Alexander McCall Smith’s delightful ‘traditionally built’ heroine, Precious Ramotswe, with her solid wisdom, love of Botswana, quirky monologues and insight into human nature. It’s one of those books that remind you why the written word is so wonderful, and that regardless of how the onslaught of television sight and sound might overwhelm your senses, nothing compares to curling up in your favourite armchair and losing yourself in the pages of a good book. McCall Smith’s masterful writing (so simple yet so rich) takes you straight to the arid and beautiful land of Botswana and the amazing heart of the woman who manages to unravel the murkiest of mysteries with her simple sense. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies is simply gorgeous.


Unknown on January 8, 2007 at 4:05 PM said...

can i borrow it? maybe you can become an international library as well :)

lea on January 8, 2007 at 5:11 PM said...

sure thing! i'll give it you wed night.

Nat on January 9, 2007 at 4:19 PM said...

hey, you should make some kind of ratings system

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