The Double Comfort Safari Club

The Double Comfort Safari Club

Book - 2010
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The delightful new installment in Alexander McCall Smith's beloved and bestselling series finds Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travelling to the north of Botswana, to the stunning Okavango Delta, to visit a safari lodge where there have been several unexplained and troubling events - including the demise of one of the guests.

When the two ladies of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency arrive at the Okavango Delta, their eyes are opened, as if for the first time, to the natural beauty and wildlife of their homeland. With teeming wildlife, endless grasslands, and sparkling rivulets of water running in every direction, it is breathtaking. But they can't help being drawn into a world filled with other wildlife: rival safari operators, discontented guides, grumpy hippopotamuses. On top of that, the date has still not been set for Mma Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti's wedding, and it's safe to say that Mma Makutsi is beginning to grow a bit impatient.

And to top it all off, the impossible has happened: one of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's apprentices has gotten married&. Of course none of this defeats the indomitable Precious Ramotswe. Good sense, kindness, and copious quantities of red bush tea carry the day &- as they always do.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c2010.
ISBN: 9780676979251
0676979254
9780676979268
Characteristics: 211 p. ;,22 cm.

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peacebenow
Mar 15, 2017

Very pleasant and easy read. Business trip to Maun! Always enjoyable :)

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LauraSteinert
Oct 03, 2015

As a traditionally shaped woman myself, I cannot help but love these books. I wish I were as wise as Mma Ramotswe. Not just wonderful stories but wisdom for life is offered in McCall's books: "That was the way the world was; it was composed of a few almost perfect people (ourselves); then there were a good many people who generally did their best but were not all that perfect (our friends and colleagues); and finally, there were a few rather nasty ones (our enemies and opponents)."

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Mothercat
Jul 14, 2014

This author never fails to amuse and entertain me, and this book was no exception!

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chromybaby33
Jan 07, 2014

I have read most of this series and this one is absolutely one of the best. The trip up the river is hilarious. A must read!

sharonb122 Jul 09, 2012

I agree, a visit with old friends! What would a book in this series without mentioning bush tea and Mma Makutsi's 97%! Charming, indeed. Do not agree the series should come to an end..I, for one, will keep reading and enjoying these clever and refreshing stories. By the way, can anyone tell me what Mma and Rra stand for/how to pronounce? I laughed at the description of men pages 38-39--fun!

AudreyJr Jan 31, 2011

A delight as usual. Its always nice to visit with old friends.

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Jan 26, 2011

Interesting descriptions of modern-day Botswana, combined with Precious Ramotswe's insight into human nature, which helps her resolve problems. Not the usual idea of a mystery story, but I have enjoyed each one in this series, so far. Don't bother with the other series' this author writes.

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H82BL8r
Sep 29, 2010

A fun light read. It contains a little history, social insights, and character development for other books in the series.
I chuckle every time I read about the "traditionally built" women described in the series.

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pokano
Aug 17, 2010

How this man manages to crank out the number of books he does every year and keep them as fresh and entertaining as he does is beyond me. This 11th in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series brings tragedy to Mma Makutsi and her fiance, a special and unexpected gift to two safari guides, and comeuppance to Violet, Mma Makutsi's long time nemesis. Nevertheless, Mma Ramotswe manages to bring a satisfactory resolution to everything.

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aime_lire
Aug 14, 2010

A little bit repetitive and out of breath, if you have read all the other books in the series (as I did). With four series in writing, it's time to wrap this one up.

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