On My Wish List

As book lovers we often find that our eyes are too big for our bookshelves! Caroline’s Amazon wish list alone contains over 300 books. So once a month we join the ladies at Book Chick City and take part in their meme ON MY WISH LIST where we post about some of the books we are keen to get our hands on whether they be old books, newly released or those yet to be published.

The Double Comfort Safari Club: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (11) (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
Title: The Double Comfort Safari Club

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
When the two ladies of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency arrive at the Okavango Delta, their eyes are opened, as if for the first time, to the natural beauty of their homeland. With teeming wildlife, endless grasslands, and sparkling rivulets of water running in every direction, it is breathtaking.
But they can’t help being drawn into a world filled with other wildlife: rival safari operators, discontented guides, grumpy hippopotamuses. On top of that, the date has still not been set for Mma Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti’s wedding, and it’s safe to say that Mma Makutsi is beginning to grow a bit impatient. And to top it all off, the impossible has happened: one of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni’s apprentices has gotten married…Of course none of this defeats the indomitable Precious Ramotswe. Good sense, kindness, and copious quantities of red bush tea carry the day. As they always do.

I am a little behind on my reading of this, The No1 Detective Agency, series!  Mma Ramotswe is a fantastic character and I so enjoy the wit and wisdom with which these books are written.  The setting in Botswana is beautifully portrayed and you can tell that McCall Smith has not only extensive knowledge of the place, but also a real love for it.  I am excited about having the chance to read this, not least because then I can move onto the next one,The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, in which I am hoping that Mma Makutsi will finally get married!
post by Helen


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