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Rhadopis of Nubia

Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7668-0 (1-4000-7668-4)

Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz mines the riches of his homeland’s ancient past in Rhadopis of Nubia, an unforgettable love story set against the high politics of Egypt’s Sixth Dynasty.

While the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis is bathing, a falcon lifts one of her golden sandals and drops it into the lap of the... Read more >
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The Seventh Heaven
Supernatural Tales
Written by Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by Raymond Stock


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 5, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27714-5 (0-307-27714-3)

Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz draws on his homeland’s rich engagement with the afterlife–and his own near-death experience at the hands of a would-be assassin–in these newly translated, brilliantly mysterious stories of the supernatural.

Among those who haunt these tales are the ghosts of Akhenaten, Woodrow Wilson, and Gamal Abd al-Nasser, who... Read more >
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Thebes at War

Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7669-7 (1-4000-7669-2)

Known and loved throughout Egypt as a work that celebrates the national character, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s Thebes at War tells of a high point in Egyptian history—ancient Egypt’s defeat of Asiatic foreigners who had dominated northern Egypt for two hundred years.

With a visit from a court official and a provocative... Read more >
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Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu's Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War

Written by Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by Raymond Stock, Anthony Calderbank and Humphrey Davies
Introduction by Nadine Gordimer


Format: Hardcover, 648 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26624-8 (0-307-26624-9)

Mahfouz reaches back thousands of years in these novels to bring us tales from his homeland's majestic early history--tales of the Egyptian nobility, and of war, star-crossed love, and the divine rule of the pharaohs. In Khufu's Wisdom, the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch faces the prospect of the end of his... Read more >
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Chronicler of the Winds

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-28044-2 (0-307-28044-6)

A haunting and powerful story about war-torn Africa, a mystical orphan boy, and the power of narrative to give a chaotic world order.

In the hot African night a single gunshot cracks the silence. José Antonio traces the sound to the stage of the local theatre company, where he finds Nelio... Read more >

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Rules of the Wild
A Novel of Africa
Written by Francesca Marciano


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70343-0 (0-375-70343-8)

A mesmerizing novel of love and nostalgia set in the vast spaces of contemporary East Africa.

Romantic, often resonantly ironic, moving and wise, Rules of the Wild transports us to a landscape of unsurpassed beauty even as it gives us a sharp-eyed portrait of a closely knit tribe of cultural outsiders: the... Read more >
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Blue Shoes and Happiness
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (7)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7571-3 (1-4000-7571-8)

From universally beloved author Alexander McCall Smith, comes this seventh installment in the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series featuring Botswana’s best-loved detective.

Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people’s problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Blue Shoes and Happiness
The New Novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42272-0 (0-375-42272-2)

In this latest installment in the internationally best-selling, universally beloved series, there is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood–pressure readings are being recorded there. And Botswana has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Double Comfort Safari Club
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (11)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27748-0 (0-307-27748-8)

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... Read more >
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The Double Comfort Safari Club
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42450-2 (0-375-42450-4)

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 The Double Comfort Safari Club, 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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Full Cupboard of Life
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (5)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3181-8 (1-4000-3181-8)

In the fifth book in the prodigiously successful series, traditionally built, eminently sensible Mma Precious Ramotswe continues her enterprise at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in Gaborone, Botswana, a country that is indeed fortunate.

Still engaged to the estimable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe understands that she should not put too... Read more >
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The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (8)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7572-0 (1-4000-7572-6)

In the eighth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's endlessly enjoyable, bestselling series, the judicious Precious Ramotswe comes to discover what is true, stable, and genuine in an ever-shifting world.

There is rarely a dull moment in the life of Precious Ramotswe, and on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road many changes are... Read more >
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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (6)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7570-6 (1-4000-7570-X)

In this sixth novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe is busier than usual at the agency when an unidentified intruder in her house on Zebra Road, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious pumpkin, add to her concerns. Also, things aren't running quite as smoothly as... Read more >
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The Kalahari Typing School for Men
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (4)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3180-1 (1-4000-3180-X)

THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY.
FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES.
UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT.

A beguiling mystery and lyrical novel of Africa—the fourth in a series that the L.A. Times calls “thoroughly engaging and entertaining.”

Now that The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (the only detective agency... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Kalahari Typing School for Men
More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2003
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42217-1 (0-375-42217-X)

THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY. FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES. UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT.

A beguiling mystery and lyrical novel of Africa—the fourth in a series that the Los Angeles Times calls “thoroughly engaging and entertaining.”

Now that The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (the only detective... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47299-1 (0-307-47299-X)

Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series continues as Botswana’s best and kindest detective finds her personal and professional lives have become entangled.

Precious Ramotswe is very busy these days. The best apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors is in trouble with the law and stuck with the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37840-8 (0-307-37840-3)

In this latest episode in the beloved, best-selling series, the kindest and best detective in Botswana faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled.

Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. Odd... Read more >
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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (14)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47300-4 (0-307-47300-7)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Miracle at Speedy Motors
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (9)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27746-6 (0-307-27746-1)

In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best—helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Miracle at Speedy Motors
The New Novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 15, 2008
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42448-9 (0-375-42448-2)

In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best—helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Morality for Beautiful Girls
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (3)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3136-8 (1-4000-3136-2)

In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important “Government Man,” and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and in large print trade paperback.

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 6, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3477-2 (1-4000-3477-9)

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and in large print trade paperback.

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37839-2 (0-307-37839-X)

The latest installment in the beloved, best-selling series is once again a beautiful blend of wit and wisdom, and a profoundly touching tale of the human heart.

At a remote cattle post south of Gaborone two cows have been killed, and Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s No. 1 Lady Detective, is asked to investigate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (10)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27747-3 (0-307-27747-X)

In this latest installment in the endlessly entertaining series, Precious Ramotswe faces problems both personal and professional.

The first is the potential demise of an old friend, her tiny white van. Recently, it has developed a rather troubling knock, but she dare not consult the estimable Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni for fear he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Tears of the Giraffe
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (2)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 3, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3135-1 (1-4000-3135-4)

The continuing story of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency finds our wily heroine searching for a young man who disappeared into the African plains many years ago. Along the way she becomes engaged to Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, a good man who passes the most difficult test (her father... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and in large print trade paperback.
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