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The colors of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
The colors of all the cattle
Title
The colors of all the cattle
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver--hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything--but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.--‡cPublisher's decription
  • When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure, but allows herself to be persuaded when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver-- her slogan is: "I can't promise anything-- but I shall do my best." She wins, but politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. She eventually resigns, and discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. -- adapted from publisher info
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C326
LC item number
C64 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ramotswe, Precious
  • Women private investigators
  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization)
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization)
  • Women private investigators
  • Botswana
  • Botswana
Label
The colors of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: The house of unexpected sisters
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1055566275
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
361 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432857875
Lccn
2018045471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055566275
  • (Sirsi) a2089738
Label
The colors of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Sequel to: The house of unexpected sisters
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1055566275
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
361 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432857875
Lccn
2018045471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055566275
  • (Sirsi) a2089738

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