*** The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith

The latest installment in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series is a delight (and Mma Makutsi finally gets married, per the title!) Along the way we get sweet and not so sweet stories of Botswana, including, on the not-sweet side, the negotiation of Mma Makutsi’s bride price and the keeping of mistresses by rich men, easily overcome by the abundance of kind people and kind deeds.

As usual, nothing much happens, and one chapter even starts with this sentence, “The next few days were marked by the fact that virtually nothing happened.” It could be the book summary, and yet it’s such a treat to read the whole thing.

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  1. Pingback: *** The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith | FT's Books

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