Originally published in 2001.
Audio book read by Lisette Lecat.
This is the third in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. I listened to it on CD while driving to and from the office last month. After having read the first two volumes of the series, it was fun hearing the proper pronunciation of names and places.
I really liked how McCall Smith wove a variety of story lines together, several of which touched on the "morality for beautiful girls" theme. I also like the thought-provoking nature of this set of questions from Reading Group Guides:
One reviewer observed that "for all their apparent simplicity, the Precious Ramotswe books are highly sophisticated" [The Spectator]. In what ways do these books appear simple? What accounts for their underlying sophistication? What do they teach us about ourselves?
I'm now listening to the next book in the series, The Kalahari Typing School for Men.