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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Wednesday Review

'Oh yawn', you're probably thinking, 'another person's book review'. So before you all nod off I've just got time to say that I've found Alexander McCall Smith’s No1 ladies Detective Agency series a very enjoyable read. Friends loaned me the first four, introducing me to the culture, customs and landscape of a country I have never visited in a really charming way. While the main character in these stories is a woman, Ma Ramotswe, the novels are written by a man and

I wondered how many men enjoy reading them as much as we women do?

Then I got hooked. While the characters have their flaws they are very likeable and the solutions to the problems are dealt with in a decent, humane way, making the journey satisfyingly heart-warming. So far there are 11 books in the series, which admittedly could be seen as formulaic, but that is also part of their style, charm and appeal and it means you know you'll be in for a relaxing, often amusing read.

I also agree with Ma Ramotswe that Red bush tea is very refreshing. I adore Red Bush and Vanilla tea.

They are a 'Traditionally' Good Read and there's still  two I have yet to enjoy:


  1. I've read the first three titles and enjoyed them! I should work on reading a few more in the series. Good writing, wholesome values, and clever detective work. Have you seen the TV show?

  2. Thanks for commenting on my review.
    Yes I loved the TV series. I thought the actors were well chosen for the characters they played. The whole series is great though the style can seem rather samey and repetitive but also familiar, fun and not too taxing and therefore a joy to read :O)


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