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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

(2009)
(The tenth book in the No 1 Ladies' Detective agency series)
A novel by

 
 
The tenth installment of this universally beloved and best-selling series finds Precious Ramotswe in personal need of her own formidable detection talents.

Mma Ramotswe's ever-ready tiny white van has recently developed a rather disturbing noise. Of course, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni--her estimable husband and one of Botswana's most talented mechanics-'"is the man to turn to for help. But Precious suspects he might simply condemn the van and replace it with something more modern. And as usual, her suspicions are well-founded: without telling her, he sells the van and saddles his wife with a new, characterless vehicle . . . a situation that must be remedied. And so she sets out to find the van, unaware, for the moment, that it has already been stolen from the man who bought it, making recovery a more complicated process than she had expected.

In the meantime, all is not going smoothly for Mma Makutsi in her engagement to Mr Phuti Radiphuti (to make matters worse, Violet Sephotho, who could not have gotten more than fifty percent on her typing final at the Botswana Secretarial School, is involved). And finally, the proprietor of a local football team has enlisted the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency to help explain its dreadful losing streak: surely someone must be fixing the games, it can't just be a case of unskilled players.

And as we know, there are few mysteries that can't be solved and fewer problems that can't be fixed when Precious Ramotswe puts her mind to it.

Genre: Mystery

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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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January 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tea Time For The Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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January 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (Large Print Edition)
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tea Time For The Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tea Time For The Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency) Book 10
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tea Time For The Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)
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Title: Tea Time For The Traditionally Built
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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March 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Tea Time For The Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
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March 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4407-1554-8 / 978-1-4407-1554-9 (USA edition)
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2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
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ISBN: 1-4407-1555-6 / 978-1-4407-1555-6 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (10) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
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April 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No 1. Ladies' Detective Agency Book 10)
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March 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tea Time For The Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Book 10)
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