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Akimbo and the Lions - Alexander McCall SmithI'm going on a Lion hunt! (421 words)
by jo@145 - written on 20/01/09 (Very useful, 132 readings)
for boys and girls, but I m quite a bit older and did enjoy reading it! It would also be suitable to read to slightly younger children. Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over sixty books, now living in Edinburgh which is how my husband heard about him after an interview on local radio. He was born in Zimbabwe, but lived most of his life in Scotland. In 1999 he achieved global recognition for his award winning No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. One daughter bought a selection of books for her father for Christmas and the other ordered four books about Akimbo but hadn t realised until she arrived home at Christmas that they were for children, her Dad was quite ...
The Kalahari Typing School for Men - Alexander McCall SmithA round of hot buttered toast delivered on paper (436 words)
by storageheater - written on 06/12/05, updated on 07/12/05 (Useful, 57 readings)
(I really think I m spelling these names wrong, but it s the assistant woman, that s all you need to know) is, almost by definition, a secondary character, and McCall Smith s characterisation is as gentle as his prose - which can be slightly unsatisfying. Now I come to think of it, the competition of the other agency really doesn t get much look in either. It s all rather like a dream. I intended to write an unequivocal thumbs up, but it s difficult. These books are delicious but not meaty, yet there is often an unexpectedly strong (yet oh so delicately put) opinion or two hidden in there. They re very, very easy books to read - hugely comforting - but wafer thin. You ...