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Number of Pages:288 pages
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Alexander McCall Smith What You Wish for: A Book for Darfur

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC What You Wish for: A Book for Darfur A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugeesWith contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish - the abstract things we all wish for - home, family, safety and love.From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp's house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, What You Wish For brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope.

Morality for Beautiful Girls (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #3), Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #2), The Full Cupboard of Life (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #5), The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #9), The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #4), Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #7), In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #6), The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #8), Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #10), The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #1)
Precious Ramotswe, who became engaged to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni at the end of The No. 1 Ladies' Dectective Agency, is wondering if they'll ever name a day for the wedding. But she doesn't want to put too much pressure on her fianc, as he has other things on his mind - above all a frightening request from pushy Mma Potokwani, matron of the Orphan Farm.

Meanwhile, a wealthy lady - with a fortune from a chain of hair-braiding salons - has asked Precious to investigate several of her suitors. Are these men only interested in her money? A difficult question to answer, but Mma Ramotswe is, of course, a woman of considerable intuition., THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 7

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswanas premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswewith help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsinavigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve peoples problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting. And life is never dull on Tlokweng Road. A new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper. Then, a cobra is found in the offices of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Recently, the Mokolodi Game Preserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers, and a local doctor may be falsifying blood pressure readings. To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fianc. Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge. And Blue Shoes and Happiness will not fail to entertain Alexander McCall Smiths oldest fans and newest converts with its great wit, charm, and great good will., The latest installment of this universally beloved and best-selling series finds Precious Ramotswe in personal need of her own formidable detection talents . . . .
Mma Ramotswe's ever-ready tiny white van has recently developed a rather disturbing noise. Of course, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni-her estimable husband and one of Botswana's most talented mechanics--is the man to turn to for help. But Precious suspects he might simply condemn the van and replace it with something more modern. Can she find a way to save her old friend?
In the meantime, Mma Makutsi discovers that her old rival Violet Sephotho, who could not have gotten more than fifty percent on her typing final at the Botswana Secretarial College, has set her sights on none other than Mma Makutsi's fiance, Phuti Radiphuti. Can Mma Ramotswe's intuition save the day? Finally, the proprietor of a local football team has enlisted the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to help explain its dreadful losing streak. The owner of the team is convinced he has a traitor in his midst. But how is Mma Ramotswe, who has never seen a football match in her life, going to discern who is throwing the game? Help, it turns out, may come from an unexpected quarter.
There are few mysteries that can't be solved and fewer problems that can't be fixed when the irrepressible Precious Ramotswe puts her mind to them. A good cup of red bush tea might be the best solution of all., Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswanas premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswewith help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsinavigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smiths widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives. Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency received two Booker Judges Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.