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  • Book Review: "In the Company of Cheerful Ladies", Alexander McCall Smith
  • Marissa Saints

Book Review: "In the Company of Cheerful Ladies", Alexander McCall Smith

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #6) In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoy the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. "In the Company of Cheerful Ladies" was entertaining and McCall Smith always impresses me with the detail of everyday life in Botswana. Having lived in Malawi myslef, I really appreciate these small details like the sounds of the African bush, the delight of pumpkins, and the difference between city folk and village folk. This book was a quick read like most of McCall Smith's books, but is full of insight, amusement and touching accounts about the interactions between his wonderful characters. I do recommend this series of lighthearted books to anyone interested in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially those that want insight in to the brighter side of life in Africa, a refreshing change from the typical doom and gloom we are fed by the media.

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  • Marissa Saints