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The Colors of All the Cattle
The Colors of All the Cattle: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (19) | Alexander McCall Smith
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In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for officemuch to her dismay. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first reluctant. But when she learns that developers plan to build the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Mma Makutsis old nemesis, Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to guarantee anything beyond what she can deliver; hence her slogan: I cant promise anythingbut I shall do my best. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe has acquired a new client: one of her late fathers old friends, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Charlie volunteers to be the lead investigator in the case to prove hes ready to be more than an apprentice, as well as to impress a new girlfriend. With Charlies inquiries landing him in hot water and Election Day fast approaching, Mma Ramotswe will have to call upon her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate these thorny issues, and to prove that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.
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Libby1
The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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The cover and end pages of this book are what I imagine to be the colours of Botswana: vibrant blue of sky and dusty sand of land.

This book is a worthy instalment of a much loved series.

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Libby1
The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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Good morning, @howjessreads !

1. I was awake at 4:00 this morning, but just had some porridge with chopped dates while reading the tagged book. I still love this series 19 books in. It brings such joy. No other author has brought me such joy!

2. I have a BBQ tomorrow night with the animal shelter where I do volunteer work with cats, rabbits, hens, and ferrets. ( @Butterflyamore !) . This also makes me happy!

#friyayintro

Libby1 @howjessreads - this is a beautiful photo. 😊 6mo
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Libby1
The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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Mma Ramotswe put an arm around the boy‘s shoulder. ‘We don‘t hate people, Puso. We don‘t hate anybody.‘

He looked at her sullenly. ‘Why?‘ he asked.

‘Because hate makes you very tired,‘ said Mma Ramotswe. She wondered whether there was more to say, but suddenly she felt tired herself.

azulaco Yes. Yes it does. I love Mma Ramotswe. She is so wise. 6mo
Libby1 @azulaco - yes, she is. I love how deep ideas can just sneak up and surprise you in these books. 🦋 6mo
TrishB Yes, very wise. But sometimes it‘s hard to let go of it! 6mo
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Libby1 You‘re up early, too, @TrishB ! You‘re so right. 6mo
TrishB Having my cups of tea before getting ready for work! 6mo
Tamra 💚 My favorite series! 6mo
Libby1 One of my favourites, too, @Tamra 💚. 5mo
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Libby1
The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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‘England is far away,‘ her aunt had said. ‘They used to be here, you know, but now they have gone back to their own place. There was the Queen, and then there was Seretse Khama and our own people. That is called history, you see.‘

‘But who asked them here?‘

The aunt shook her head. ‘There are some guests who do not knock.‘

‘That is very rude.‘

‘Yes,‘ said the aunt.

What a description of colonialism!

TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 and then take forever to leave.... 6mo
Libby1 @TrishB - yup. These books are so thoughtful. Not a lot happens in them but I don‘t mind as there are always so well observed and thoughtful. And funny! 6mo
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rretzler
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Although there is a small mystery involved, this gentle series is more about the relaxed culture of Botswana than any actual detection. Mma Ramotswe, a wise and practical woman who runs Botswana‘s only detective agency, is convinced by her friends to run for city council against her better judgement. As always, things get complicated, but work out for the best. Great series, but best to start at the beginning. 4.0/5.0 ⭐️ #2019

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AutumnRLS
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I've purchased so many books recently, but I'm reading the latest installment of No 1 Ladies Detective, borrowed from my wonderful mother-in-law. I love this series. Every one of them is like drinking a hot cup of tea under a cozy blanket. It's the reading equivalent of a hug.

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ShariEstaLeando
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Every single story makes me weep. C‘est tres jolie, Afrique.

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krissylovesbooks75
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I have loved this series for a long time, and this book was no exception. Precious Ramotswe is guilt-tripped into running for a seat on the city council, while trying to find out who hit a well-known doctor with their car and left him hurt. The descriptions of the different areas within the continent always fascinate me, and I love the simplicity in which Precious, her family, and her friends live their lives. #No1LadiesDetectiveAgency

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Amoon
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Mma Romatswe is back in a new No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. I have read all of these books and am so happy to be back In Botswana again. We are once again in the lives of Precious Romatswe, her husband and their friends and colleagues. These books lower my blood pressure. They also celebrate what's good and inspiring in humanity along with solving a case or two.

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jillrhudy
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Mma Makutsi: Ninety Seven Per Cent piece of work. In the 19th book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, our erstwhile co-detective-in-chief or joint CEO or whatever her latest demanded job title is, decides that she is a DOER, MOVER, and SHAKER.

“But here was Mma Makutsi, an identified and admitted doer, lying in bed, thinking about these matters, and not actually doing anything.”

Aimeesue Haha! Every time I hear “ninety-seven percent” about ANYTHING, I think of Mma Makutsi. 😂 (edited) 11mo
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dsfisher
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I seriously love this series and all of the characters. I always feel so better after reading one of these novels even if tears are making their paths down my face. Kindness.

Tamra Me too! 💜 11mo
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Jen2
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He was so lovely!!!

slategreyskies I‘m so jealous!!! Glad you got to meet him! ❤️ 12mo
Tamra So lucky! 11mo
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