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Precious and Grace

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The delightful 17th installment of the ever-popular, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world's most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty languages and become bestsellers through the world. The series include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Sunday Philosophy Club series starring Isabel Dalhousie, the von Igelfeld series, and the new Corduroy Mansions novels. Alexander is also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America. Alexander McCall Smith lives in Edinburgh. He is married to a doctor and has two daughters. Adjoa Andoh is a British film, television, stage and radio actress. She is a familiar face on British television - starring in two series of Doctor Who, 90 episodes of the BBC's long-running medical drama Casualty and a year in popular soap opera EastEnders. In 2009 she made her Hollywood debut in Clint Eastwood's Invictus. Andoh is also an accomplished narrator, winning an Audiobook of the Year Audie Award for Tea Time for the Traditionally Built - the tenth in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith - all of which she voices.


'There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these books.' -- New York Times
'Enchanting ... An inspiration to us all ... The sweet, chuckling voice of Precious Ramotswe falls gentle on the ear.' -- New York Times Book Review
'Enchanting ... McCall Smith's blend of gentle humor and insights into human nature is irresistible.' -- Publishers Weekly

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