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The colors of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
The colors of all the cattle
Title
The colors of all the cattle
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Title variation
Colours of all the cattle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver--hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything--but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humour and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day
Member of
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1948-
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McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel
Series volume
19
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  • Ramotswe, Precious
  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization)
  • Women private investigators
  • Politicians
  • City planning
  • Local government
  • Botswana
Label
The colors of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9780735276345
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 308800
  • 884137
Label
The colors of all the cattle, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9780735276345
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 308800
  • 884137

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