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The Full Cupboard Of Life

Theakstons, 2005

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748110650

Price: £9.99

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The fifth book in the multi-million copy bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series

The one where J. L. B. Matekoni takes a great leap . . .

Once again, Mma Ramotswe is asked to look into the love lives of fellow Botswanans: a rich woman has a number of suitors and wants her to investigate their motives. But to tell the truth, it is her own love life about which Precious wants answers. She has been engaged to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni for so long that she is starting to wonder if they will ever marry. His mind, though, is elsewhere – Mma Potokwani has persuaded him to perform a parachute jump for charity, and he is not happy about it at all . . .

‘Hugely enjoyable’ Sunday Times

‘Extremely funny’ Mail on Sunday

‘I haven’t read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time’ Sunday Telegraph

‘McCall Smith is a natural born storyteller’ Scotland on Sunday


Brims with the same old-fashioned charm as its lovely predecessors... An engaging read
Entertainment Weekly
Beguiling... The author's deceptively simple prose... is as supple as ever. His gift for effortless description of dusty, sun-baked Africa is undiminished
Seattle Times
Delightful... The warm humanity is what brings readers back... There is a simplicity and lyricism in the language that brings out the profound importance of everyday revelations
San Francisco Chronicle
Utterly enchanting
Chicago Sun Times
Addictive... our reviewer was so entertained, she bought the rest of the series!
Marie Claire
A treasure of wit and wisdom
Dallas Morning News
Soothing... New readers can start here and enjoy a plot even more inventive than the earlier ones
The greatest mystery in this witty and charming book is whether Mma Ramotswe will succeed in getting her fiance to name a date for their long-anticipated wedding. It's hard to conceive of any reader not being just as eager to find out as she is
Wall Street Journal
Smith's big-hearted Botswana series... allows his readers to escape into a world of simple, picturesque pleasures and upstanding virtues
New York Times Book Review
Refreshing, funny and life-affirming
Enthralling... Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can't help but love
USA Today