Friday, March 20, 2009

Not Just For Traditionally Built Women


Portia, Babs and I are VERY excited about the debut on HBO of a new series based on the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books by Andrew McCall Smith.

We LOVE the heroine, Precious Ramotswe, of Botswana. Andrew McCall Smith lived in Botswana at one time and writes very sympathetically about African life. Precious reminds us of many of the wonderful Nigerian women we have had the opportunity to meet through our good friend Dr. O. Like them, she is a believing Christian and her faith is reflected in the stories, although it is not a prominent theme. It's just part of her personality and life, as it is with most of us. It appears that the producers have taken great pains to make the series reflect the wonderful calming tone of the books.

This looks like a great series for the whole family, so pull up a chair and a cup of bush tea at 8 Sunday evening and enjoy. It's not just for those of us who are traditionally built.

CORRECTION: The series begins NEXT Sunday. Mark your calendar. Mea culpa.

7 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Oh goodie! Thanks for the heads up on this!

Joy said...

Love the books - I'm just hoping that it eventually makes it to broadcast tv. There was an article about it in TVGuide for next week.

Songbird said...

I guess this means I need to keep subscribing to HBO!

RevDi said...

JTB and I listened to the first in this series on audio-book during one of our trips to the east coast (and back). What fun it will be to put faces to the characters! We have been waiting, too -- the reason I decided to subscribe to HBO after a 6 month free-period.

ElastiGirl said...

I have not read these - I wonder if I can get them on my kindle...

jean said...

I've read all the books in our library by Alexander McCall Smith. They are delightful.

mid-life rookie said...

I too have read all of the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency books and everything else by this author in our library. For the first time in 25 years, I am sad we have an antenna in our attic and no cable (and no cable bill). Perhaps the shows will be available on DVD at some point.