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Lecat, Lisette

Overview
Works: 85 works in 356 publications in 1 language and 32,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Love stories  Humorous fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6063.C326,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lisette Lecat
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In contemporary Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe decides to go against tradition and start her own business--a detective agency. Soon she is in the thick of several perplexing cases
The full cupboard of life by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe has been engaged to Mr. J.L.B Matekoni for quite some time, and still they have no weeding date. But she doesn't want to be too pushy, for Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has much on his mind. Mma Potokwani, who runs the orphan farm, has tricked him into a parachute jump to benefit charity
Blue shoes and happiness by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danger hits close to home when a cobra is found in Mma Ramotswe's office. Of less immediate danger, but greater general interest, are the faulty blood pressure measurements being recorded at the local clinic. But perhaps the biggest mystery is why Mma Makutsi's fiancé has missed their usual dinner date. Is he discontented? And if so, will cramming her feet into a pair of fashionable blue shoes help Mma Makutsi find happiness?
In the company of cheerful ladies by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are some important changes in the life of Botswana's original female private investigator, the ever-charming Precious Ramotswe. Finally wedded to J.L.B. Matekoni, she can now address the surplus of interesting cases that have been piling up!
The Kalahari typing school for men by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth Precious Ramotswe is asked to locate two women, her assistant starts a typing school for men, and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency gets a competitor when a new agency opens
The miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Precious Ramotswe travels to a game reserve to investigate the death of an American tourist, trouble brews back home. Mma Makutsi launches the Complaint Half Hour, providing herself a forum for her grievances. And Precious' dependable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni suddenly decides to mortgage his auto repair shop
Tears of the giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma "Precious" Ramotswe is now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, the kind owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. This new development provokes a hostile reaction from Mr. Matekoni's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the engagement. Despite all this, duty calls, and Mma Ramotswe is asked to help find an American woman's son who has been missing in Africa for 10 years
The good husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious Ramotswe's husband, J.L.B. Matekoni plans to do something special for their adopted daughter, but when his plans hit some snags he's happy to be married to resourceful and understanding Precious
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the Okavango Delta to visit a safari lodge beset by unexplained events. There they are awestruck by the breathtaking scenery, but also troubled by the region's many difficulties--not the least of which is the occasional grumpy hippopotamus
The Saturday big tent wedding party by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While both Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are puzzled by prophetic dreams, life goes on at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Precious finds herself investigating a case of rural jealousy, while Grace inches closer to her wedding
Tea time for the traditionally built by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she asks her husband to fix her tiny white van, Precious Ramotswe fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern, which he promptly does. Since this simply will not do, Precious sets to tracking the car down, only to learn it has already been stolen from the new owner. Recovery is further hampered when the proprietor of a local football team caught up in an epic losing streak suspects he may have a traitor in the ranks
Morality for beautiful girls by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series continues, Precious Ramotswe is having some financial problems, so her fiancé, Mr. Matekoni, teams his business with hers. What Precious finds, though, is that her fiancé is the one who needs help. With all this going on, will she have time to focus on her new clients?--
Scribbling the cat [travels with an African soldier] by Alexandra Fuller( Recording )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scribbling the Cat chronicles Fuller's journey through Africa's war-torn history with a battle-scarred veteran of the Rhodesian war. What emerges is a gripping portrait of men who struggle every day with the sins they cannot forget
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe's attention is focused on a pesky disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's school--while Grace Makutsi adjusts to wedded bliss and the famed Clovis Andersen arrives in Botswana looking for more than bush tea
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra Fuller's honest and unsentimental memoir of her childhood spent in the middle of the Rhodesian Civil War of the 1970s
Reading Lolita in Tehran [a memoir in books] by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Azar Nafisi's dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. They were unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Nafisi's account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl or protests and demonstrations. Azar Nafisi's tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran
Purple hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although her father is greatly respected in their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly stricket and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother Jaja are often punished for failing to meet their father's expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, on the home front, Grace Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana--a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the crossroads between old and new--this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business-not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get-even if it comes from a completely unexpected source
A venetian affair by Andrea Di Robilant( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally serialized in the New Yorker, this dazzling story is based on actual letters the author's father found in the attic of the old family palazzo. The letters describe a searing and illicit affair between the author's ancestor Andrea Memmo, a great Venetian statesman, and a beautiful half-English girl named Giustiniana Wynne
 
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The full cupboard of lifeBlue shoes and happinessIn the company of cheerful ladiesThe Kalahari typing school for menThe miracle at Speedy MotorsTears of the giraffeThe good husband of Zebra DriveThe Double Comfort Safari Club