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Sunday, June 26, 2005

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A good number of years ago, fifteen to be precise, the bold Reidski introduced me to a series of novels by this chap. The Tales of the City series gripped me like a man possessed. Thing is I am a really lazy reader. I tend to read in binges, particularly during holiday times or during nice weather when there is nothing better to do than sit outside with a cold drink and a good read. With Tales of the City there were six books, and as soon as I had finished one, I needed the next one there at hand. I don't think I have read anything as compulsive or so voraciously since. Until now that is. thewife bless her came across a series by Alexander McCall Smith, who I have to say is gifted with the most subtle humour and genuine warmth as a writer. The characters, the language and the backdrop of Botswana has me totally transported.

I have Tears of the Giraffe in at work and two colleagues both announce that they have read The No1 Ladies' Detective Agency some time ago. Why am I the last to find out everything? We must talk about books sometime at work and not just talk about work!

Oh and if you haven't read any of the series go out and but them now!

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