Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Full Cupboard of Life
by Alexander McCall Smith

Originally published in 2003.
Audio book performed by Lisette Lecat.
Saga Award for Wit in 2003 (given to the wittiest British book of the year).

I found this fifth book of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series delightful. There were a number of laugh-out-loud moments. In one of my favorites, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's apprentice makes a comment about how a letter addressed to "Mr. Handsome" couldn't be directed at Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni because he's in his 40s. When confronted with the idea that a 40-year-old man can be considered handsome, the apprentice responds, "Only to another 40-year-old!"



  1. This is such a delightful series!

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  3. A true fan of this The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, I loved--and posted about--the entire series, including the latest, Tea Time for the Traditionally Built.