No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

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Publisher: Vintage Canada
The eighth installment in the universally beloved, internationally bestselling series.

In the life of Mma Ramotswe – a woman duly proud of her fine traditional build – there is rarely a dull moment, and in her newest round of adventures, challenges and intrigues, the same certainly holds true. But one thing above all else is keeping her occupied – her estimable husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni. He has been hinting for some time now that he intends to do something special for their adopted daughter, Motholeli, and it seems that the time for this good deed has come. Of course, good deed or not, his plan is bound to hit some snags. And that’s when he will undoubtedly consider himself doubly – perhaps even triply – lucky to be married to the ever-resourceful, ever-understanding Precious Ramotswe.

From the Hardcover edition.


IT IS USEFUL, people generally agree, for a wife to wake up before her husband. Mma Ramotswe always rose from her bed an hour or so before Mr J.L.B. Matekoni – a good thing for a wife to do because it affords time to accomplish at least some of the day’s tasks. But it is also a good thing for those wives whose...
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1. In what ways does the early morning scene at the beginning of the novel, with Mma Ramotswe surveying the Botswana landscape from her garden, set the tone for what is to come [pp. 4-7]? Why is the landscape an important element in Mma Ramotswe's consciousness?

2. Both Grace Makutsi and Mr J.L.B. Matekoni are...

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“I have eagerly awaited each subsequent volume [in the series]. . . . It is about the gentle and whimsical intelligence pondering, without any pretensions whatsoever to divinity, ‘what fools these mortals be.'” —The Globe and Mail
“Anyone looking for a spring tonic this month would do well to skip the medicine cabinet and try the latest pick-me-up from Alexander McCall Smith. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive is the eighth installment in the Ladies’ No. 1 Detective Agency series and it’s the best to date.” Edmonton Journal