Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Cup of Bush Tea Soothes the Nerves

Things are not boding well for Mma Ramotswe and her people in Gaborone, Botswana. The owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency faces many troubles in the latest adventure, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection.

On a good note, she and her assistant/secretary Mma Grace Makutsi receive a surprise visit from someone they greatly admire and never thought they would meet.

On a not so good note, one of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's apprentices finds himself in a spot of trouble with the law - of course he is innocent, but will the court see it that way? And, the children's orphanage is facing big changes that are not really for the good of the children but perhaps more for the good of the pockets of one of the members of the board.

Oh dear, oh dear. Precious Ramotswe has her hands full. Her spirits are down and it is hot. How many cups of bush tea will it take before all these dilemmas get sorted out?


  1. I've enjoyed your posts on Precious Ramotswe and her detective agency, Belle. When we read the first of the series for our book group, the hostess that month served bush tea - well, rooibos tea, which seems to be similar. I must say that 14 cups of tea a day would have me floating - or up all night.

    1. Fourteen cups a day does seem quite an extraordinary amount of liquid. Of course it is very hot and dry in Botswana so maybe that accounts for Mma Ramostwe's capacity for so much tea. I have also had rooibos tea which I found to be very tasty. I can see why it is so popular.