- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 737 KB
- Print Length: 21 pages
- Publisher: Abacus (5 Sept. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DI7HNXE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 134 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,854 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Slice of No.1 Celebration Storybook: Fifteen years with Mma Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I remember reading the first book not long after it was published and thoroughly enjoying it. The book and its sequels seemed to provide a much more positive look at human nature and human behaviour and they provide a nice dose of the feel good factor. These two stories - short though they are - are no exception. An enjoyable read for those who are suffering withdrawal symptoms waiting for the next book in the series.
The introduction by Alexander McCall Smith is just as fascinating as the two short stories which follow. 'The Problem of Men' is an extremely astute and very brief but telling discussion led by Mma Ramotswe when invited to talk to the Ladies' Club of Gabarone on the topic 'The Problem with Men'. 'The Shape of Ladies' is extremely topical in the women's pages of magazines, and rather disturbing for Mma Ramotswe, who is contentedly 'traditionally built' until her assistant - who, I've noticed recently, is definitely getting a little too full of herself since her marriage (and she was bad enough before, with her 97%) - suggests that Mma Ramotswe might not have the willpower to go on a diet. The suffering which ensues is luckily also brought to an end by that same secretary!
The stories are simple, yet profound, and this little book is just as enjoyable as the full length tales. Perhaps the world would be a lot more peaceful and people considerably more contented if they could follow Mma Ramotswe's philosophy.
This was just a bit of fun from Mma Ramotswe. She has to give a talk to the local ladies club and her subject is The Problem Of Men. In her preparations for the speech, she goes through all the scenarios of men that she's caught cheating, but then she looks at Mr J L B Matekoni and realises that she can't give a negative talk.
Unfortunately, Mma Makutsi can't help but tell Mma Ramotswe that she is fat! This leads to Mma Ramotswe going on a diet!!!
Just a very short taster for us before the next book comes out. I can never criticise anything written about this larger than life character. Our wait for the next instalment in her life is due in October and I'm waiting in anticipation!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Two excellent short stories about my favourite lady detective that left me wanting more. Great for that coffee break read.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fans of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series will enjoy this read. For anyone who wants a taster this read is ideal.Published 5 months ago by LYDIA S.
Pleasant (as you would expect of Mma Ramotswe!) but not much to it.Published 5 months ago by christopher jary
I'd like to read this book along with other recent AMS publications but apparently the paper book version does not exist!
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