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Blue Shoes and Happiness
Blue Shoes and Happiness: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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In this seventh installment in the internationally bestselling, universally beloved series, there is considerable excitement at the shared premises of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals to Mma Ramotswe that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded there. And it looks as though Aunty Emang, the advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems. It all means a lot of work for Mma Ramotswe and her inestimable assistant, Grace Makutsi, and they are, of course, up to the challenge. But there’s trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi’s own life. Her greedy uncles are demanding an extra-large bride price from her well-to-do fiancé, a man of substance, Phuti Radiphuti, and though money may buy her that fashionably narrow (and uncomfortable) pair of blue shoes, it won’t buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she’ll find in simpler things – in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the road. From the Hardcover edition.
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Soubhiville
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Another satisfying installment in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Mma Romatswe takes on a theft at a college, a shady Dr, a superstition haunting a small village, and a blackmailer. As always, she shares many cups of bush tea with her friends along the way.

I have my whole crew close by this morning, as we‘ve got some serious thunderstorms moving through. No one cares for all that noise!

Erinreadsthebooks Sweet babies!! 😍🐶🐶 2mo
ladym30 Lovely babies!❤️ 2mo
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Soubhiville
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Igor And I are doing a little reading before bed. 💙👠And 💙👁

GypsyKat 😻 2mo
rretzler Love that series! Just finished reading the most recent one. 2mo
Soubhiville Austin Littens check your email for info on the meetup and book club meeting! April 20! I can‘t wait. @Eyelit @jpmcwisemorgan @Lauren.Archer @Sg1224 @Bookzombie @k.reads @alysonwrites @Felso 2mo
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Soubhiville @rretzler I love them too! I‘m rereading the series. I haven‘t read the few most recent, I‘m looking forward to getting to them! 2mo
Ericalambbrown Igor seems intriguingly sophisticated 💕 2mo
alysonwrites Love the photo! 😻 Is Igor a Sphynx? So cute when cats like to sniff and rub their noses on books. And yes, I got your email—so excited about the meetup! Thanks for organizing. 😄 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan I responded! At least, I hope I did because it kept going into my drafts. I‘m glad you said something because I‘m lazy about checking my email on the weekends! 2mo
Soubhiville @alysonwrites yes, he‘s a sphynx 😊. We have 2. Their always interested in whatever I‘m trying to do. 2mo
alysonwrites @Soubhiville Wow cool! 😻😻 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
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Sammidnightsun
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Loved it

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Sammidnightsun
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😍😍😍😍

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slhbooks
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Here's a few of my #azurecolouredbooks with my azure bird of happiness💙😉
@pri_bibliophile @mellisarock #booksacrossoceans

mellisarock 💙💙💙💙 2y
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Joanne1
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I find the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series of books such fun, comforting stories. They're like wearing an old pair of slippers on a cold and blustery night. I know what I'm going to get, I love the characters, I love the setting and I'm going to feel warmed from the inside reading it.

Laura317 I know! And I can hear Precious' voice in my head so clearly. It's such a beautiful, lyrical voice. 2y
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Joanne1
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It's beautiful here today. The perfect day for reading on the deck enjoying the sunshine and warm breeze. AMS is one of my go-to fun easy reads. This is one of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency books, and I think I will have read them all after this. Enjoy your Saturday, hope it's just as nice where you are.

Libby1 He is one of my favourites. Have you read the Scotland Street series? 2y
Joanne1 @Libby1 on my TBR but haven't gotten to them yet. 2y
Libby1 Oh, @Joanne1 , you are in for a treat! 2y
LeeRHarry @Libby1 @Joanne1 they're my faves! 2y
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Soubhiville
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Here's a few #bluecovers from a combo of my TBR and favorites shelves. Happy Sunday!
#17rainbowbooks

howjessreads I haven't read Cat's Eye, but I liked/loved all the rest!! 2y
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Libby1
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#booktober
#reread

As a rule I'm not a rereader but Blue Shoes and Happiness made me change my ways.

This book is sheer joy.

Suzze I am not a rereader either. I thought about it, but only came up with kids' books. 3y
Libby1 @Suzze - there are too many books to read for me to reread! I just had to reread this one, though. Imaginary talking shoes sealed the deal for me. 3y
Suzze @Libby1 😜😜😜 3y
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Sammidnightsun
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Only a few more of these to get them I can start reading them