The Book Fairies and Alexander McCall Smith celebrate Friendship Day!

Copies of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency were bundled together to make a “one for you, one for a friend” treat for book finders!

The Book Fairies in the UK celebrated International Friendship Day this year in a very special way! They shared copies of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – in bundles of TWO! The idea is that the finder can keep one, and give one to a friend 🙂

About the book:

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In the first book of the bestselling series, Mma Ramotswe – with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi – navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humour and the occasional cup of tea.

Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you’ve got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s only – and finest – female private detective.

Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she’s got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger . . .

Delightfully different, THE NO.1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is the 1st book in the series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order!

About International Friendship Day:

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

The resolution places emphasis on involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.

To mark the International Day of Friendship the UN encourages governments, international organizations and civil society groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that contribute to the efforts of the international community towards promoting a dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

Happy Friendship Day!

A special new edition!

You might spot that this is a new edition of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency… well, that’s because it is! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this beautiful series, a new edition has been released. You can find this edition in all good bookshops and you can also order your copy of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency here on – which still supports our special indies!

Lucky book finders!

We LOVE hearing from people who have found the books we hide! Here are just a few of the lucky finders of our book bundles for friendship day.

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Would you like to join the magic? We would love for you to join us! Start by getting some official book fairy stickers and start your fairy journey!

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