Monday, 26 April 2010

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith


****
Another No1 Lady Detective story, with Precious Ramotswe and all the usual characters. With this being (I believe) the tenth of the series, there’s no surprises and by now you should know just what you’re getting…a gentle, slightly old-fashioned meander through a slower and more moralistic way of life.
Mma Makutsi’s fiancé is tempted by the hussy Violet Sephotho who tries to seduce the financially secure Phuti in his Double Comfort furniture store. There’s a failing football team and the “death” of Mma Ramotswe’s little white van.
I’ve rated it as 4 star as it’s light and enjoyable. Not a lot happens in these books, but it’s written with humour and is a bit of a comfort read – easy, non-threatening and relates a world where the good always conquers evil or greed.