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A Song of Comfortable Chairs

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781408714478

Price: £9.99

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Grace Makutsi’s husband, Phuti, is in a bind. An international firm is attempting to undercut his prices in the office furniture market. To make matters worse, they have a slick new advertising campaign that seems hard to beat. Nonetheless, with Mma Ramotswe’s help, Phuti comes up with a campaign that may just do the trick.

Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is approached by an old friend who has a troubled son. Grace and Phuti agree to lend a hand, but the boy proves difficult to reach, and the situation is more than they can handle on their own. It will require not only all of their patience and dedication, but also the help of Mma Ramotswe and the formidable Mma Potokwani.

‘The novels of Alexander McCall Smith aren’t yet prescribed on the NHS, but it might not be a bad idea’ Daily Telegraph

‘Hugely enjoyable’ Sunday Times

‘A clever, hilarious and sometimes poignant mystery’ Book Reporter


A story that possesses all the cosiness of your own, very comfortable armchair... captivating
Oakville News
As they would sink into one of Phuti's large, overstuffed, extremely comfortable armchairs, so will readers delightedly immerse themselves in descriptions of the Botswana landscape; in Precious and Grace's conversations over mugs of red bush tea; and in the doings of the rest of the cast of comic characters... Another delight from the prolific McCall Smith
A delightful addition to one of the most endearing and readable series in the world of fiction... ensures that this series fully deserves all the accolades it has received
McCall Smith is an author who sees his characters and their world, fully and tenderly. And that makes for a book that is as comforting to sink into as a well-worn armchair
New York Journal of Books
Another irresistible slice of Botswana-set cosy crime
McCall Smith is a master orchestrator of multiple plotlines and currents of influence... a clever, hilarious and sometimes poignant mystery tale
Book Reporter