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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

By Alexander McCall Smith, 1948-

As Botswana awaits the familiar blessing of the rains and the resumption of the eternal cycle, seismic upheaval is taking place at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Not only is Mr J. L. B. Matekoni attempting to reform himself into a modern husband, but after her marriage to Phuti Radiphuti, Mma Ramotswe's challenging but irreplaceable associate Mma Makutsi has joyful news. With the arrival of an heir to the Double Comfort furniture empire and Mma Makutsi busy with motherhood, cobras and a senior aunt, Mma Ramotswe must grapple alone with tea-making, detective work and a new uncertainty. Disturbing developments over the will of a local dignitary, Edgar Molapo, point to fraud and a shocking family secret, while tracing the source of a smear campaign against the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, in which notorious troublemaker Violet Sephotho may or not have a hand, proves to require a keen eye and an open mind. But the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is resilient and adaptable, and change brings salutary lessons: that our enemies are not always obvious, that a snake under the bed may be an ally, and that a mother's love conquers all.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781410463623


Format: Large Print
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Summary: Mma Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, on the home front, Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana-- a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the crossroads between old and new-- this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration.
Title: The minor adjustment beauty salon / Alexander McCall Smith.
Publisher Date: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2013.
Subject: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization) -- Fiction Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction Families -- Fiction Pregnant women -- Fiction Large type books Botswana -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781410463623 (hardcover) 1410463621 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: LPM McCall Smith
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Bib Id: 458066

Format: Large Print
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Summary: Mma Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, on the home front, Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana-- a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the crossroads between old and new-- this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration.
Title: The minor adjustment beauty salon / Alexander McCall Smith.
Edition: Large Print edition.
Publisher, Date: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2013.
Description: 381 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series: The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series
Subjects: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization) -- Fiction
Subjects: Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction
Subjects: Families -- Fiction
Subjects: Pregnant women -- Fiction
Subjects: Large type books
Subjects: Botswana -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013036283
ISBN: 9781410463623 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1410463621 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: LPM McCall Smith