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The colours of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
The colours of all the cattle
Title
The colours of all the cattle
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Title variation
Colours of all the cattle
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver -- hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything -- but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humour and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day
Member of
Summary
Reluctantly running for City Council when a flashy developer announces plans to build a hotel beside a graveyard, Mma Ramotswe, aided by the loyal Mma Potokwane, taps her humor and generosity of spirit to outmaneuver a corrupt rival
Theme
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738573
Cataloging source
YDX
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
Series volume
19
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  • Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character)
  • Women private investigators
  • Women politicians
  • City planning
  • Local government
  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization)
  • Elections
  • Botswana
Target audience
adult
Label
The colours of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
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
000062524519
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781408711088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005186399
Label
The colours of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
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
000062524519
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781408711088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005186399

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