To the Land of Long Lost Friends

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance and finds that family relationships are always a tricky proposition--even for Botswana's premier female detective.

Mma Ramotswe has reconnected with an old friend who has been having problems with her daughter. Though Precious feels compelled to lend a hand, she discovers that getting involved in family affairs is always a delicate affair. The young woman appears to be involved with a charismatic preacher. But are his ministrations entirely of a godly nature?
Elsewhere, Charlie is also struggling with a tricky matter of the heart. He wishes to propose to his girlfriend, Queenie-Queenie, but he's struggling to come up with a bride price that will impress her father. When Queenie-Queenie's brother offers to help by giving him a job, the offer may not be quite what Charlie expected.

As always, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni will offer wise counsel, Mma Makutsi will weigh in with her opinions, and Mma Potokwane will be there with her welcome fruit cake. But in the end it will be up to Mma Ramotswe to reflect on love, family, and the nature of men and women in order to resolve family dramas and remind everyone about all the good things they have in life--so many, in fact, that it would take far too long to count them.oral sense to get to the heart of the matter.

Title:To the Land of Long Lost Friends
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781408711101
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    To the Land of Long Lost Friends Reviews

  • Elite Group

    Same old, same oldMy dear Mma RamotsweIn 2004, you found a wonderful man, Alexander McCall Smith to write your story. I will never forget the year and my excitement of meeting you for the first time. ...

  • Phrynne

    I am so glad that Alexander McCall Smith is such a prolific writer. It means he writes books faster than I can find time to read them so I never run out. Of course when it comes to the latest No.1 Lad...

  • Jean

    Oh, how exciting, a new “No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” book. Number 20 in the series to be exact.Mma Ramotswe meets a friend at a wedding that the newspaper said died in a car accident. From th...

  • Carolyn

    I always look forward to a new book in The Ladies’ No.1 Detective Agency. This is the 20th book in this enjoyable series and have read them all with pleasure. If one is unfamiliar with these books, ...

  • cloudyskye

    I cannot "not like" any of these stories, I just love the characters and the Botswana setting too much. Still, this one was - sadly - a little lacking. I missed the usual slow build-up of the one cent...

  • Susan Johnson

    There is just something so refreshing about reading another Precious Ramotswe book in this long running series. I just love how much she loves Botswana and her life. I like how her kindness finds uni...

  • Diane Barnes

    "Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni had been uncertain what to say. He wondered if he should ask Mma Ramotswe why she had not consulted him, but decided against it. If husbands started to question their wive's decis...

  • Julie

    This book provided me with several pleasant interludes while cycling my stationary recumbent bicycle. I find I will exercise longer if I am sufficiently distracted! There were the usual references to ...

  • Laura

    The latest Mma Ramotswe novel is out, and yes. The magic is still there. I love the wisdom and the kindness (but without any type of feeling of sickening-sweetness) in these books. There is humor that...

  • L.A. Starks

    An upbeat, easygoing book, perfect for the holidays. This is latest in the series from an author who is Botswana's best travel agent--(meant in the nicest way.) While Precious grapples with real probl...