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McCall Smith, Alexander. THE COMPANY OF CHEERFUL LADIES - Polygon 2004

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The Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith. 2004 - Polygon. For sale is a first edition, later printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, The Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith, published in 2004 by Polygon.

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Title The Company of Cheerful Ladies
Author Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher Polygon
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 2004
ISBN 1904598064
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 231
Dimensions 22 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.42

The book is a first edition, later printing as evidenced by an incomplete numberline on the copyright page.

The book has burgundy boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith was born in Zimbabwe and educated there and in Scotland. He is Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and is a member of a number of national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. His books include works on medical law, criminal law and philosophy, as well as numerous books for children, collections of short stories, and novels. He has lectured at various universities in Africa, including in Botswana, where he lived for a time. He is married to an Edinburgh doctor, and has two daughters.

Synopsis of this title

Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to help are interrupted by a close encounter between her tiny white van and a bicycle, and by a spectacular disagreement between her assistant, Mma Makutsi, and one of the apprentices at the garage. This apprentice has found a fancy girlfriend who drives a Mercedes-Benz. How can he be rescued from his folly? And as for Mma Makutsi, she has found a dancing class, and a man who may not be able to dance very well, but who admires her greatly. And all of this happens against a background of quiet sessions of bush tea, and of a land that stretches out forever under mile upon mile of empty sky..

Reviews of this title


'A rare pleasure' Daily Telegraph

'Forget the library - the body is in the mud hut. An African Miss Marple created by a Scottish lawyer ... superb' Sunday Times

'There is something almost divinely appealing about the way Alexander McCall Smith writes about daily life in Botswana...it is hard to think of a contemporary writer more genuinely engaging... I find it impossible to think about [his novels] without smiling' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

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