Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

Book - 2009
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The 10th! instalment in this infinitely enjoyable series finds the ever-charming, ever-resourceful Mma Ramostwe helping people, and vans, with problems in their lives.

Mma Ramotswe's tiny white van has developed a disturbing noise. But having made numerous repairs to the van over the years, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni - her estimable husband and mechanic nonpareil - sells it without telling her and presents her with a new, characterless vehicle. So Mma Ramotswe sets out to recover the van. . . .

In the meantime, the thoroughly unpleasant, yet glamorous, Violet Sephotho (who earned 50 percent, at most!, in the final examinations of the Botswana Secretarial College) gets herself a job at the Double Comfort Furniture Store. Why? The reason is obvious: to make a play for Mma Makutsi's fianc#65533;, Mr Phuti Radiphuti.

And a proprietor of a local football team has enlisted the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to help explain their dreadful losing streak: surely someone is fixing the games - it can't just be a case of unskilled players . . . This is a job for Charlie, ever-apprentice at the Speedy Motors, to sniff out the competence of the players, as an assistant detective. . . .


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2009.
ISBN: 9780676979244
9780676979237
Branch Call Number: MCC
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 22 cm.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 31, 2015

Always fun to read, but this one is delightful. Sexual rivalry, a man who just can't understand a woman's attachment to her car, and of course a little mystery only the traditionally built can solve.

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annash
Oct 08, 2010

In response to Canine_sCompanion's comment:

Do you mind expending on why it is imposible to forget that the book is written by a man? Is it because of the ladies' attitude to sports? I have many girlfriends who talk about sport the same way althoulh I myself love soccer. have you ever heard of a theory that there are male and female writers in terms of style, not the actual gender of the author?

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LynnSpraggs
Sep 30, 2010

This whole series is an easy, but very entertaining read. I enjoyed them all.

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monicasunzeri
Aug 30, 2010

If you want to relax while reading this book and The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series is a great combination of culture, misteries, romance and sense of humor.

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pcooper
Jul 03, 2010

I love this series. I think these characters are some of the warmest and admirable in any book. They are not perfect but they are real and strive to be "good" and do the right thing. I always wish more people were like these characters in real life.

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Canine_sCompanion
Apr 27, 2010

I love this series - but this book - makes the reader very aware that it is a man writing from the perspective of a woman. The other books I can forget it but not this one.

samdog123 Nov 26, 2009

I'm a big fan of the #1 ladies detective agency series...this is the latest title in the series and it doesn't disappoint! Each book is a whimsical, easy read. The first in the series is The #1 Ladies Detective Agency.

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