Blue shoes and happiness / Alexander McCall Smith.

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      MCCALL SMITH, A. Blue shoes and happiness. [s. l.]: Pantheon Books, 2006. ISBN 0375422722. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
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      McCall Smith A. Blue Shoes and Happiness. Pantheon Books; 2006. Accessed August 14, 2020.
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      McCall Smith, A. (2006). Blue shoes and happiness. Pantheon Books.
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      McCall Smith, Alexander. 2006. Blue Shoes and Happiness. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. Pantheon Books.
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      McCall Smith, A. (2006) Blue shoes and happiness. Pantheon Books (The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series). Available at: (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
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      McCall Smith, A 2006, Blue shoes and happiness, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Pantheon Books, viewed 14 August 2020, .
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      McCall Smith, Alexander. Blue Shoes and Happiness. Pantheon Books, 2006. EBSCOhost,
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      McCall Smith, Alexander. Blue Shoes and Happiness. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. Pantheon Books, 2006.
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      McCall Smith A. Blue shoes and happiness [Internet]. Pantheon Books; 2006 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. (The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2006 March #1

/*Starred Review*/ In this seventh installment in McCall Smith's delightful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, "traditionally built" Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe faces one of her toughest challenges: losing weight. Luckily, there are plenty of dilemmas to keep her mind off her girth: a nearby village that seems under the influence of witchcraft, a cook suspected of filching food for her increasingly portly spouse, and a newspaper advice columnist who's doing more damage than good. Readers become better acquainted with assistant detective Mma Grace Makutsi, best known for earning a stellar 97 percent grade at the Botswana Secretarial College. Mma Makutsi (who harbors a passion for fashionable shoes) fears her well-off fiance, furniture salesman and reformed stutterer Phuti Radiphuti, will leave her after learning she's a feminist. (He has a nightmare in which he's swept aside by a large feminist with a broom.) Scotsman McCall Smith renders brisk, seamless tales that are both wry and profound. Amidst the mayhem (like the cobra that slithers its way into the detective agency's headquarters) are eloquent descriptions of the serene African country that holds a special place in his heart. "In Botswana," he writes, "ties of kinship, no matter how attenuated by distance or time, linked one person to another, weaving across the country a human blanket of love and community." It is those ties and that sense of community that continue to make this series so appealing to both genre and nongenre readers. ((Reviewed March 1, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2006 March #2

Fans of Botswana's No. 1 lady detectives Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi (In the Company of Cheerful Ladies ) will be pleased to learn that the seventh novel in this series is just as entertaining as the previous six. Smith relates the ladies' latest adventures with his usual warmth, affection, and gentle humor. The ladies' problems this time range from the dramatic (a cobra in the office) to the romantic (a misunderstanding between Mma Makutsi and her fiancé). The author digresses frequently on the charms of Botswana, as much a character as Mma Ramotswe herself. "If only more people knew, thought Mma Ramotswe. If only more people knew that there was more to Africa than all the problems they saw. They could love us too, as we love them." Highly recommended for all public libraries.-- Leslie Patterson, Blanding P.L., Rehoboth, MA

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