A Work of Beauty

Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781902419909
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE. "I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it. I walk its streets and see something new each day - traces of faded lettering on the stone, still legible, but just; some facade that I have walked past before and not noticed; an unregarded doorway with the names, in brass, of those who lived there sixty years ago, the bell-pulls sometimes still in place, as if one might summon long-departed residents from their slumbers." Edinburgh is a city of stories - a place that has witnessed everything from great historical upheavals, to the individual lives of a remarkable cast of characters. Every spire, cobblestone, bridge, close and avenue has a tale to tell. In this sumptuous new book, Alexander McCall Smith curates his own, distinctive story of Edinburgh - combining his affectionate, incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland's national collection of architecture and archaeology.

44 Scotland Street


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453431928
Category: Apartment houses
Page: 448
View: 6214
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Ein Krokodil für Mma Ramotswe

Der erste Fall der "No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404149186
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
View: 4529
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Mma Ramotswe und ihr Beruf sind einzigartig. In Afrika, am Rande der Kalahari in Botswana, betreibt sie die einzige Detektivagentur des Landes. Witz, subtile Menschenkenntnis, die atmosphärisch dichte Schilderung des Alltags in Botswana und wunderschöne Landschaftsbeschreibungen machen diese ungewöhnliche Detektivgeschichte zu einem höchst vergnüglichen Leseerlebnis.

Blaue Schuhe für eine Kobra

Roman
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453434097
Category:
Page: 287
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Hausgeflüster

Neues aus der 44 Scotland Street ; Roman
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453811195
Category:
Page: 476
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Mma Ramotswe und der verschollene Bruder

Roman
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453435490
Category:
Page: 285
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Das Mädchen, das einen Löwen heiratete


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404154302
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
View: 763
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Die besondere Magie Afrikas, dessen Vielfalt und Reichtum - in diesem Erzählband wird all dies von dem berühmten Autor der Mma-Ramotswe-Serie auf wunderschöne Weise eingefangen. In dem ihm eigenen Tonfall, voller Überraschungen und Humor, gibt Alexander McCall Smith die Volkserzählungen Botswanas wieder, und wir lernen eine Welt von weisen Tieren und geheimisvollen Kräften kennen, deren oberstes Gebot die Harmonie zwischen Mensch und Natur ist. Ein Lesegenuss - und eine Liebeserklärung an den afrikanischen Kontinent!

Ein Koch für Mma Ramotswe

der dritte Fall der "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404152636
Category: Botswana
Page: 236
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Die verschmähten Schriften des Professor von Igelfeld

Roman
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453434202
Category:
Page: 463
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Ein Gentleman für Mma Ramotswe

der zweite Fall der "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"
Author: Alexander McCall Smith,Gerda Bean
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404151332
Category: Botswana
Page: 238
View: 5743
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Ein Kürbis für Mma Ramotswe


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783431037050
Category: Botswana
Page: 298
View: 508
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Mma Ramotswe und ihre pfiffige Assistentin müssen sich nicht nur um einen verschwundenen Dieb, den aufmüpfigen Lehrling Charlie und seine Frauengeschichten kümmern, sondern stehen auch privat vor grossen Herausforderungen. - 6. Fall für die Detektivin aus Botswana.

Ein Fallschirm für Mma Ramotswe

Roman
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404157402
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Mma Ramotswe, die liebenswürdige Privatdetektivin aus Botswana muss ihrem langjährigen Verlobten, dem Besitzer von Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, zur Seite stehen. Als er von der Leiterin eines Waisenhauses mit dem Vorschlag überrumpelt wird, bei einer Wohltätigkeitsveranstaltung mit einem Fallschirm abzuspringen, sind ihre Menschenkenntnis und ihr Ideenreichtum gefragt. Denn der schüchterne Mr. Matekoni will sich auf gar keinen Fall vom Himmel stürzen ... Jede Zeile dieses Romans ist erfüllt von Weisheit, Poesie und feinem Humor. Alexander McCall Smith wurde für dieses Buch mit dem "Saga Award for Wit" ausgezeichnet.

Keine Konkurrenz für Mma Ramotswe

Neues von der No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ; Roman
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404155170
Category:
Page: 252
View: 374
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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405520590
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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As Botswana awaits the familiar blessing of the rains and the resumption of the eternal cycle, seismic upheaval is taking place at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Not only is Mr J. L. B. Matekoni attempting to reform himself into a modern husband, but after her marriage to Phuti Radiphuti, Mma Ramotswe's challenging but irreplaceable associate Mma Makutsi has joyful news. With the arrival of an heir to the Double Comfort furniture empire and Mma Makutsi busy with motherhood, Mma Ramotswe must tackle tea-making and detective work alone. Well-known troublemaker Violet Sephotho may or not be behind a smear campaign against the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, and a dispute over the will of a local dignitary points to a shocking family secret. But the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is resilient and adaptable, and change brings salutary lessons: that our enemies are not always obvious, that a snake under the bed may be an ally, and that a mother's love conquers all.

Die vierte Schwester


Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426412098
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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In einer heißen Sommernacht verschwindet die kleine, von ihrer ganzen Familie heiß geliebte Olivia spurlos. Die Mutter zerbricht an diesem Verlust, für die älteren Schwestern Sylvia, Amelia und Julia ist es das Drama ihres Lebens. Dreißig Jahre später taucht plötzlich Olivias Lieblingsspielzeug wieder auf. Die drei Schwestern betrauen den Privatdetektiv Jackson mit dem Fall. Er soll endlich die Fragen klären, die seit jener schrecklichen Nacht ihr ganzes Dasein überschatten: Was ist damals tatsächlich passiert? Was ist aus Olivia geworden? Noch nie hat Kate Atkinson mit so viel Leidenschaft über das geschrieben, was sie am meisten bewegt: die Familie.

The Unbearable Lightness of Scones


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307476746
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 5 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother. Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to know and love, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, finds Bertie, the precocious six-year-old, still troubled by his rather overbearing mother, Irene, but seeking his escape in the Cub Scouts. Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve, while Domenica epitomizes the loneliness of the long-distance intellectual. Cyril, the gold-toothed star of the whole show, succumbs to the kind of romantic temptation that no dog can resist and creates a small problem, or rather six of them, for his friend and owner Angus Lordie. With his customary deftness, Alexander McCall Smith once again brings us an absorbing and entertaining tale of some of Scotland's most quirky and beloved characters--all set in the beautiful, stoic city of Edinburgh. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Das Baby-Projekt

Roman
Author: Anne Fine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257229332
Category: Infants
Page: 185
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When his class of underachievers is assigned to spend three torturous weeks taking care of their own "babies" in the form of bags of flour, Simon makes amazing discoveries about himself while coming to terms with his long-absent father.

Beowulf der Drachentöter


Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783772511905
Category: Dragons
Page: 103
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Das altenglische Heldenlied erzählt, wie Beowulf aus Gautland am danischen Königshof das menschenfressende Ungetüm Grendel, die Meerhexe und den feuerspeienden Drachen besiegt.

The Double Comfort Safari Club


Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307379009
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 11 Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure Mma Makutsi’s fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma Makutsi out of the picture. Could she be trying to break up the relationship? Finally, a local priest and his wife independently approach Mma Ramotswe with concerns of infidelity, creating a rather unusual and tricky situation. Nevertheless, Precious is confident that with a little patience, kindness and good sense things will work out for the best, something that will delight her many fans. From the Trade Paperback edition.