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The Resource The Colors of All the Cattle

The Colors of All the Cattle

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The Colors of All the Cattle
Title
The Colors of All the Cattle
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Alexander McCall Smith
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Colours of all the cattle
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eng
Summary
In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe finds herself running for office—much to her dismay. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the Gaborone City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first reluctant. But when she learns that developers plan to build the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Mma Makutsi's old nemesis, 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 guarantee anything beyond what she can deliver; hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything—but I shall do my best." Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe has acquired a new client: one of her late father's old friends, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Charlie volunteers to be the lead investigator in the case to prove he's ready to be more than an apprentice, as well as to impress a new girlfriend. With Charlie's inquiries landing him in hot water and Election Day fast approaching, Mma Ramotswe will have to call upon her good humor and gen­erosity of spirit to help the community navigate these thorny issues, and to prove that honesty and compassion will always carry the day
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Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. 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 humor and generosityof spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day
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10738573
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Series volume
0019
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
The Colors of All the Cattle
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OVERDRIVE:4d1cdfe8-fd2c-4d97-8c7c-f1106cda8e41
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524747817
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True
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optical disk
Label
The Colors of All the Cattle
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4d1cdfe8-fd2c-4d97-8c7c-f1106cda8e41
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524747817
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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