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Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday 56 #15

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56

 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it.
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, #14)
Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew. Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice. The opening of her new salon has been shadowed by misfortune. Not only has she received a bad omen in the mail, but rumors are swirling that the salon is using dangerous products that burn people’s skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business?

Meanwhile, at the office, Mma Ramotswe has noticed something different about Grace Makutsi lately. Though Mma Makutsi has mentioned nothing, it has become clear that she is pregnant . . . But in Botswana—a land where family has always been held above all else—this may be cause for controversy as well as celebration.

With genuine warmth, sympathy, and wit, Alexander McCall Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives.

This is the fourteenth installment in the series.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 256 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: November 5th 2013 by Pantheon       
My Friday 56:
Her answer was cautious. "Well, I'm sure that it will be nice to see him —
from time to time, But I don't think we really have suitable facilities for him to come too often. Poor baby! What baby wants to sit about in an office No babies I know would like that."
What's your Friday 56?      


  1. First, I love the titles he comes up with for his books.

    This quote has me curious about what's going on. What baby? Who's talking? What's happening? I hope you enjoy it.

    1. I love his titles too, they can be a mouthful but they're so unique. I'd tell ya who's talking but you have to read it to find out :)

  2. I love the idea of bringing more African elements into mainstream genres! I loved reading the books my mother brought back from Ghana! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    1. Do you have any books you mother brought back that you'd recommend? I love reading books set in, or written by African writers and this series is so cosy I love it.

  3. This series has always sounded appealing to me. One of these days I'll delve into it! Your excerpt today sure makes it tempting.
    My Friday excerpts are from a short story this week: INTERCEPTION.

    1. Sandra you really have to start it soon. I've been a fan for several years now and I'm always looking forward to reading the new books in the series.

  4. I'm with Juli, I like the cultural elements in a mainstream genre. This one looks great.

    Hope you'll visit me at

    1. I also like it because it's written by a male author with a female main character. He writes Mma Ramotswe (the No.1 Lady Detective) so well :)

  5. I love his books. Have read a couple, one was from the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and the other was from The Corduroy Mansions series. I'd definitely read this one!

    Happy weekend!

    1. I haven't read his Corduroy Mansion series yet but I think I own a book or two from the series I really recommend reading this series in order though.

  6. I've always wondered about this author's books. Interesting pick!
    Check out my Friday 56.

    1. This series is one of my favourites so I really recommend it Lisa :)


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