The Full Cupboard of Life, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (7 ratings)


Mma Ramotswe, who became engaged to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni at the end of the first book, is still engaged.

She wonders when a day for the wedding will be named, but she is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiance.

For indeed he has other things on his mind - notably a frightening request made of him by Mma Potokwani, pushy matron of the Orphan Farm.Mma Ramotswe herself has weighty matters on her mind.

She has been approached by a wealthy lady - whose fortune comes from successful hair-braiding salons - and has been asked to check up on several suitors.

Are these men just interested in her money? This may be difficult to find out, but Mma Ramotswe is, of course, a very intuitive lady . . .


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More trouble with the apprentices in the Garage as more caes involve Precious Ramotswe and her Detective Agency. In addition her engagement has dragged on for a long time, will Mr. JLB Matekoni ever set a final date? The of course there are the growing pains fo rhte children and the ever pushy MMa Potokwani of the orphan farm. This being McCall Smith we already know that all the answers will be positive, the women worthy and the men weak, however it is still a joy to read. I suspect this may in parts be almost auto-biographical - told as the life and times of Mr JLB Matekoni. Still very enjoyable.

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The ideas are getting boring to read now. I have read all the other ones too and loved the relaxed, laid back style of writing, but now I am too used to reading it.

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Another good and heart-warming story from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Maybe not as well put together as some of the others - the different strands of the story didn't mesh very closely - but apart from that it was great.

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Another gentle and deceptively simple read - I love the world that McCall Smith has created whether or not it has anything to do with the real Botswana.

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I am thinking about the appeal of these books. Not much happens, there isn't even much detection, but they are delightful. People going about their lives, dealing with their daily problems, but with kindness and respect. Ma Ramotswe takes the case of a woman trying to find out if her suitors are after her money, Mr J. L. B. Maketoni has to deal with a rival garage and a frightning proposition from Ma Potokwani - and when oh when will he set a date for his wedding? Lovely.

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