To the Land of Long Lost Friends

To the Land of Long Lost Friends[Ebook] ➨ To the Land of Long Lost Friends ➮ Alexander McCall Smith – Heartforum.co.uk In the latest book in the widely beloved No Ladies Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance and finds that family relationships are always a tricky prop In the latest book Land of Kindle Ñ in the widely beloved NoLadies Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance and finds that family relationships are always a tricky proposition even for Botswana s premier female detectiveMma Ramotswe has reconnected To the MOBI :Ä with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate affair The young woman appears to be involved with a charismatic the Land of MOBI · preacher But are his ministrations entirely of a godly nature Elsewhere, Charlie is also struggling with a tricky matter of the heart He wishes to propose to his girlfriend, Queenie Queenie, but he s struggling to come up with a bride price that will impress her father When Queenie Queenie s brother offers to help by giving him a job, the offer may not be quite what Charlie expectedAs always, Mr JLB Matekoni will offer wise counsel, Mma Makutsi will weigh in with her opinions, and Mma Potokwane will be there with her welcome fruit cake But in the end it will be up to Mma Ramotswe to reflect on love, family, and the nature of men and women in order to resolve family dramas and remind everyone about all the good things they have in life so many, in fact, that it would take far too long to count themoral sense to get to the heart of the matter.

Alexander McCall Smith is Land of Kindle Ñ the author of the international phenomenon The No Ladies Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the Scotland Street series He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University To the MOBI :Ä of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana He lives in Scotland Visit him the Land of MOBI · online at alexandermccallsmith, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

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    To the Land of Long Lost Friends ePUB ó Land of Long will impress her father When Queenie Queenie s brother offers to help by giving him a job, the offer may not be quite what Charlie expectedAs always, Mr JLB Matekoni will offer wise counsel, Mma Makutsi will weigh in with her opinions, and Mma Potokwane will be there with her welcome fruit cake But in the end it will be up to Mma Ramotswe to reflect on love, family, and the nature of men and women in order to resolve family dramas and remind everyone about all the good things they have in life so many, in fact, that it would take far too long to count themoral sense to get to the heart of the matter."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • To the Land of Long Lost Friends
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • English
  • 07 May 2017
  • 1408711109

10 thoughts on “To the Land of Long Lost Friends

  1. Elite Group says:

    Same old, same oldMy dear Mma RamotsweIn 2004, you found a wonderful man, Alexander McCall Smith to write your story I will never forget the year and my excitement of meeting you for the first time You restored my African soul and made me fall in love with you, Mr JLB Makatoni, Charlie and Fanwell I tolerated Mma Makutsi and grew to respect her, but never to truly love her Maybe, it s her shoes, that answer back all the time Each year since then, I ve waited in anticipation for the latest i Same old, same oldMy dear Mma RamotsweIn 2004, you found a wonderful man, Alexander McCall Smith to write your story I will never forget the year and my excitement of meeting you for the first time You restored my African soul and made me fall in love with you, Mr JLB Makatoni, Charlie and Fanwell I tolerated Mma Makutsi and grew to respect her, but never to truly love her Maybe, it s her shoes, that answer back all the time Each year since then, I ve waited in anticipation for the latest instalment from Botswana Each year I ve marvelled at your generosity and kindness while finding solutions for your clients All this has changed this year I m not sure how to tell you this news It s bad news Mma I found that Rra McCall Smith did not do you any service this year He must have forgotten all the notes he d written down after visiting you and so all he did was repeat some of the stories we ve heard before over and over again I did love the story of the baby coming to live with you and Charlie getting married please send him my best wishes But Mma, that was just a few lines No Mma this is not good Not good at all How could so little have happened in one year Mma, please speak to Rra McCall Smith and tell him he must please not repeat stories He must not forget his notes with you I want to hearabout you solving the puzzles your clients bring you Not repeat, repeat, repeat stories from long ago My memory does not need reminding Please Mma, tell him Tell him we want all your stories and clients puzzles back.With my very best wishes Mma ImbaliBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review

  2. Phrynne says:

    I am so glad that Alexander McCall Smith is such a prolific writer It means he writes books faster than I can find time to read them so I never run out Of course when it comes to the latest No.1 Ladies Detective Agency book I make the time to read it.As is expected Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi drink lots of Rooibos tea, discuss the failings of mankind, and still solve a few mysterious cases along the way The little white van is amazingly stillor less road worthy, Charlie is showing sign I am so glad that Alexander McCall Smith is such a prolific writer It means he writes books faster than I can find time to read them so I never run out Of course when it comes to the latest No.1 Ladies Detective Agency book I make the time to read it.As is expected Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi drink lots of Rooibos tea, discuss the failings of mankind, and still solve a few mysterious cases along the way The little white van is amazingly stillor less road worthy, Charlie is showing signs of maturing a little anyway and Mma Ramotswe is as soft hearted as ever It seems there may be room for another child in the Maketoni household.I enjoyed this book as much as I have the previous nineteen I hope they continue coming for a long time yet

  3. Jean says:

    Oh, how exciting, a new No.1 Ladies Detective Agency book Number 20 in the series to be exact.Mma Ramotswe meets a friend at a wedding that the newspaper said died in a car accident From this, master story teller Alexander McCall Smith weaves another interesting tale.The book is well written The story meanders in the AMS style It is so good to be visiting with my friends, Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makati AMS weaves humor, a moral dilemma and some action into a delightful tale I just h Oh, how exciting, a new No.1 Ladies Detective Agency book Number 20 in the series to be exact.Mma Ramotswe meets a friend at a wedding that the newspaper said died in a car accident From this, master story teller Alexander McCall Smith weaves another interesting tale.The book is well written The story meanders in the AMS style It is so good to be visiting with my friends, Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makati AMS weaves humor, a moral dilemma and some action into a delightful tale I just have to sit down with some bush tea and visit with my friends I cannot wait for book number 21 I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is nine hours and five minutes Lisette Lecat does an excellent job narrating the book Lecat is an actress from South Africa and has narrated all the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency books She does a great job with all the various accents

  4. Carolyn says:

    I always look forward to a new book in The Ladies No.1 Detective Agency This is the 20th book in this enjoyable series and have read them all with pleasure If one is unfamiliar with these books, and looking for a fast paced and complicated mystery involving brutality and murder, this may not be for you These lovely stories contain much wit and wisdom and a gentle philosophy of life This is a relaxing read where I feel I am welcoming back old friends In Precious Ramotswe s thoughts The b I always look forward to a new book in The Ladies No.1 Detective Agency This is the 20th book in this enjoyable series and have read them all with pleasure If one is unfamiliar with these books, and looking for a fast paced and complicated mystery involving brutality and murder, this may not be for you These lovely stories contain much wit and wisdom and a gentle philosophy of life This is a relaxing read where I feel I am welcoming back old friends In Precious Ramotswe s thoughts The bad behaviour with which No.1 Ladies Detective Agency was concerned was not really all that bad They saw selfishness and greed they saw vanity, and its cousin, insecurity They did not see major cruelties, nor great frauds and dishonesties Most of the narrative consists of amusing but thought provoking dialogue Precious Ramotswe, a woman of high moral values, is the owner and manager of the detective agency Helping her in the office and investigations is her assistant Mma Makutsi This proud, prickly, and argumentative lady has promoted herself from secretary to detective She has now given herself some sort of management title The impoverished Charlie worked as an apprentice mechanic but never made it as a full fledged mechanic He now is an office assistant for Mma Ramotswe, Charlie longs for the title of assistant detective but has to put up with insults from Mma Maktusi who impedes his progress In helping with their detective investigations, he is confused about the need for subterfuge in questioning witnesses However, he learns that being completely honest in his personal relationships may be remarkably rewarded Precious becomes reacquainted with an old friend and finds her unhappy due to an estrangement from her adult daughter The cause is unknown She learns that the daughter works in a diamond sorting facility and now drives a very expensive car and lives in an upscale apartment This looks suspicious to Precious and her team She also learns that an old acquaintance who was enjoying great wealth was now broke and had given away her Mercedes Benz Precious is determined to restore kindness, happiness to these women, and she hopes for a feeling of equality throughout her Botswana community They take on these cases free of charge There is another investigation requested by a woman who suspects her husband is being unfaithful He claims his frequent visit with a woman is to learn mathematics from her The truth turns out to be very complicated If you are a fan of The Ladies No 1 Detective Agency, don t miss this enjoyable addition to the series

  5. Susan Johnson says:

    There is just something so refreshing about reading another Precious Ramotswe book in this long running series I just love how much she loves Botswana and her life I like how her kindness finds unique solutions to her investigations This is so apparent in her case of a man whose wife suspects him of cheating with his math tutor I love the solution to that case Precious also discovers a friend that she had long thought was dead and her renewed friendship leads her into an investigation of a There is just something so refreshing about reading another Precious Ramotswe book in this long running series I just love how much she loves Botswana and her life I like how her kindness finds unique solutions to her investigations This is so apparent in her case of a man whose wife suspects him of cheating with his math tutor I love the solution to that case Precious also discovers a friend that she had long thought was dead and her renewed friendship leads her into an investigation of a church established by a lay person with the name Mechanic in the title I like this church as it s held outside by a river with a barbecue going the entire time Now that s my idea of church Of course, there sgoing on Old favorites are also featured including Charlie who finally has something wonderful happen to him And what book would be complete without Mma Makutsi and her shoes And there is wonderful news from the orphanage that adds joy to Precious and her family You don t read these books necessarily for the story but for how good they make you feel and this one made me feel excellent I had a big smile on my face when I was done Now that s a satisfactory ending

  6. cloudyskye says:

    I cannot not like any of these stories, I just love the characters and the Botswana setting too much Still, this one was sadly a little lacking I missed the usual slow build up of the one central case, where we are on a journey of discovery together with Mma Ramotswe and her helpers Also the other developments, Charlie s engagement and baby Daisy, are treated a little too fleetingly for my taste I love Mr McCall Smith s writing, but could it be that he is working on too many projects I cannot not like any of these stories, I just love the characters and the Botswana setting too much Still, this one was sadly a little lacking I missed the usual slow build up of the one central case, where we are on a journey of discovery together with Mma Ramotswe and her helpers Also the other developments, Charlie s engagement and baby Daisy, are treated a little too fleetingly for my taste I love Mr McCall Smith s writing, but could it be that he is working on too many projects

  7. Diane Barnes says:

    Mr J.L.B Matekoni had been uncertain what to say He wondered if he should ask Mma Ramotswe why she had not consulted him, but decided against it If husbands started to question their wive s decisions, then where would it end, and what purpose would it serve And that s why I love this series, and will continue reading each installment as long as Smith keeps writing them.

  8. Julie says:

    This book provided me with several pleasant interludes while cycling my stationary recumbent bicycle I find I will exercise longer if I am sufficiently distracted There were the usual references to cups of tea and teatime, which provided several of my favorite quotes A cup of tea usually restored perspective on things. Tea was served and the cake was wordlessly taken from its tin, given admiring looks by Mma Ramotswe, and served on Mma Potokwane s best plates This stirred fond memories This book provided me with several pleasant interludes while cycling my stationary recumbent bicycle I find I will exercise longer if I am sufficiently distracted There were the usual references to cups of tea and teatime, which provided several of my favorite quotes A cup of tea usually restored perspective on things. Tea was served and the cake was wordlessly taken from its tin, given admiring looks by Mma Ramotswe, and served on Mma Potokwane s best plates This stirred fond memories of teatimes past How I love to share the soothing ritual of afternoon tea with a dear friend There is nothing quite like it It was the tea that had made her say what she said It was the tea But she never once regretted what she had done under the influence of tea. Finally, a quote about kindness, which makes life so muchpleasant and lifts our spirits Kindness, after all, did not distinguish between those who merited it and those who did not I remind myself regularly that I will never regret being kind

  9. Laura says:

    The latest Mma Ramotswe novel is out, and yes The magic is still there I love the wisdom and the kindness but without any type of feeling of sickening sweetness in these books There is humor that is genuinely funny, sometimes laugh out loud funny, because as you get to know these characters, you can t help but love them, even for their faults They are real and I love spending time with them AMS loves Botswana, and it shows He loves and appreciates trees, the sky, gardens, birds, etc He The latest Mma Ramotswe novel is out, and yes The magic is still there I love the wisdom and the kindness but without any type of feeling of sickening sweetness in these books There is humor that is genuinely funny, sometimes laugh out loud funny, because as you get to know these characters, you can t help but love them, even for their faults They are real and I love spending time with them AMS loves Botswana, and it shows He loves and appreciates trees, the sky, gardens, birds, etc He has a sensitive soul, as do I, and this is obvious when you read him I just love him and his wonderful characters, that s all there is to it He is a man after my heart, and may God continue to bless his keyboard, pen, hands, paper, all of it The world needs civility times a thousand, and every time I read his books, I get a refill In addition, the wonderful Lisette Lecat narrates every audiobook in this series I listen to close to a hundred audiobooks each year She is in my top three all time narrators There is no way the audio performance could be improved it would be impossible I encourage you to listen to this series and drink it in, particularly if, like me, you re troubled by all the animosity in the world today This series and this author will revive you, like an oasis in the desert Thank you, Alexander McCall Smith

  10. L.A. Starks says:

    An upbeat, easygoing book, perfect for the holidays This is latest in the series from an author who is Botswana s best travel agent meant in the nicest way While Precious grapples with real problems and find ways to solve them, readers get to understand and enjoy her very humane world view.This series is 180 degrees from a hard charging thriller still, mystery and cozy readers will like this gentle book that nonetheless deals with weighty topics.Highly recommended.

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