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The Resource Precious and Grace, Alexander McCall Smith

Precious and Grace, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
Precious and Grace
Title
Precious and Grace
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Title variation
Precious & Grace
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One bright morning, Precious Ramotswe - head of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - receives a visitor: a woman from Australia. This woman asks Precious to take on a case: to find the nursemaid who raised her during her childhood in Botswana. The woman wants to thank her for being such an important part of her life. Precious has a history of successfully solving cases, but this one proves difficult and throws up a number of surprises and challenges. Back in her office, next door to the Speedy Motors Garage on Twokleng Road, Precious also has a team to manage: Mr Polopetsi, a part-time science teacher and new assistant at the agency; she mentors Charlie, a former apprentice and young man too handsome and charming for his own good - a man who has gotten himself in deep water; and then there is Precious's tumultuous but heart-warming friendship with her co-director, the fiery Grace Makutsi. Precious and Grace is a story about being a detective, the complexities of human nature, as well as lessons about gratitude and obligation
Member of
Summary
Helping Mr. Polopetsi with an entanglement in a pyramid scheme and Charlie with a dubious romance, an unassisted Precious Ramotswe tackles the case of a young Canadian woman who would find a long-lost acquaintance from her Botswana childhood
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530254
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
No. 1 ladies' detective agency
Series volume
17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character)
  • Women private investigators
  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization)
  • Botswana
Target audience
general
Label
Precious and Grace, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058561230
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781408708118
Lccn
2016022330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)957504622
Label
Precious and Grace, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058561230
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781408708118
Lccn
2016022330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)957504622

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