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The House of Unexpected Sisters

(2017)
(Book 18 in the No 1 Ladies' Detective agency series)
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Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.

Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her?

With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family - both the one you're born with and the one you choose.

Genre: Mystery

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July 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: The House Of Unexpected Sisters
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-78541-573-5 / 978-1-78541-573-9 (UK edition)
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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ISBN: 1-4328-4446-6 / 978-1-4328-4446-2 (USA edition)
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September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-101-97282-3 / 978-1-101-97282-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-345-81195-X / 978-0-345-81195-0 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency) Book 18
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ISBN: 0-349-14204-1 / 978-0-349-14204-3 (UK edition)
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4087-0815-9 / 978-1-4087-0815-6 (UK edition)
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November 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: House of Unexpected Sisters, The (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 18
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September 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: 18 (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: 18 (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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ISBN: 1-4894-0635-2 / 978-1-4894-0635-4 (Australia edition)
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November 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
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November 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Book 18)
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