The Full Cupboard of Life: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith
Mma Ramotswe and Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni are still engaged, but with no immediate plans to get married. Mma Ramotswe wonders when a wedding date will be named, but she is anxious to avoid putting pressure on her fiancé. For indeed he has other things on his mind -- particularly a frightening request (involving a parachute jump) made by Mma Potokwani, the persuasive matron of the orphan farm.
This is yet another in the charming No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency stories. Very hard to describe - they aren't mysteries, at least in the sense of murder and intrigue like we expect in the traditional murder mystery. But Smith delves into the mysteries of love, disappointment, hopes and dreams - the real mysteries of life that truly matter. Through the charming "detectives" he gives a glimpse into the richness of life, and how full one's cupboard may be.