British Book Awards and Booksellers' Association: Author of the Year 2004
Precious Ramotswe is finally married to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotswe's Detective Agency is very busy, but she cannot ignore a plea which is made to her by a woman with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the garage apprentices. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz - clearly, he must be rescued from his folly. As for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who admires her greatly. All this against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and a land that stretches forever under mile upon mile of empty sky.
Born in Zimbabwe, Alexander McCall Smith is Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of over 50 books, including children's stories and several collections of short st... more
Hilary Neville was born in Glasgow and read history at Cambridge University before pursuing a publishing career for eight years. After training at Webber Douglas Academy she worked in theatre, TV and ... more