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Girl Who Married a Lion epub

by Alexan McCall-Smith


Girl Who Married a Lion epub

ISBN: 1841956295

ISBN13: 978-1841956299

Author: Alexan McCall-Smith

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies

Language: English

Publisher: Gardners Books (July 31, 2005)

Pages: 192 pages

ePUB book: 1117 kb

FB2 book: 1610 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 140

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Alexander McCall Smith. Alexander McCall Smith. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency often helps people find things they have lost.

Alexander McCall Smith. 44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 5. The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy-just ask his mother. Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve, while Domenica epitomizes the loneliness of the long-distance intellectual.

The Girl Who Married a Lion: and Other Tales from Africa. Smith, Alexander McCall - Morality for Beautiful Girls. Smith Alexander McCall.

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing

Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Once again, Alexander McCall Smith creates a work that both entertains and educates. Like all of Alexander McCall Smith books a sweet and enjoyable read. I was traveling in Botswana and Zimbabwe while reading the book. And this one can be read to people of any age, from 1 to 110. It is truly a marvelous collection of stories that once only traveled by word of mouth.

A girl marrying a lion? A beautiful woman who is really a leopard? .

A girl marrying a lion? A beautiful woman who is really a leopard? A tree that can feed a family? . Let bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith whisk you off to a place where magic is ordinary and bizarre things happen everyday, in this weird, wonderful and sometimes very funny celebration of African folk tales. A collection of charm and tenderness" Daily Telegraph show more. Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over fifty books, including the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels and several collections of short stories, including The Girl Who Married a Lion and Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations.

Alexander McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe and grew up hearing stories that so enchanted him . Those new to McCall Smith's books will find in "The Girl Who Married a Lion" an excellent introduction into the gentle and caring world of Mma Ramotswe and her friends.

Alexander McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe and grew up hearing stories that so enchanted him, he passed them along to his own children. The same warmth and affection that McCall Smith conveyed through his Botswa Those familiar with Precious Ramotswe can easily imagine her listening to the tales from this delightful collection.

by Alexander McCall Smith. A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a lion in disguise, but not before they have two sons who might actually be cubs. When a child made of wax follows his curiosity outside into the heat of daylight and melts, his siblings shape him into a bird with feathers made of leaves that enable him to fly into the light. Books related to The Girl Who Married a Lion.

How can a girl possibly have married a lion? .

How can a girl possibly have married a lion? How can a man have a tree growing out of his head? And how can a woman have children made of wax? The stories in this collection make these questions seem simple, everyday ones - then deftly supplies simple, everyday answers. Alexander McCall Smith (or Sandy as he is often known) has written and contributed to over a hundred books including fiction, non-fiction and more than thirty children’s books but he is best known for his N. Ladies Detective Agency series set in Botswana which has sold over twenty million copies worldwide. Visit the Alexander McCall Smith author page.

ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels and a number of other series and stand-alone books. More about Alexander McCall Smith. Category: Fairy Tales.

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-.

How can a girl possibly have married a lion? How can a man have a tress growing out of his head? And how can a woman have children made of wax? The stories in this collection make these questions seem simple, everyday ones—then deftly supplies simple, everyday answers. Surprising and humorous, these beautifully rendered tales demonstrate McCall Smith's renowned storytelling skills.

In this collection of short stories, Smith captures in print, what has lived for generations of oral African tradition. These stories of the homeland of Africa tell of animals and trees; clear water and clear skies; harmony and spirituality: but also of ethics and morality. It is difficult not to think about Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories" as the lessons learned in both sets of stories are often similar. Yet Smith's renditions are much more at one with nature and the environment than Kipling's.

In this short book containing 33 distinct stories, Smith has chosen those which tell a story and a lesson in the clearest and most concise manner. Subjects such as jealousy, beauty and selfishness are fully covered. The lessons of courage and the despair of hubris are taught with aplomb. The messages of deceit are well illustrated and its consequences well articulated.

Additionally, no subject is off bounds for McCall Smith as one of his stories casually talks about the Evolutionary development of baboons ("The Baboons Who Went This Way And That"). Clearly on a subject like that, Smith leaves it to the reader to make up their own minds. But whatever your belief system, Smith's book is evocative. It does ask the reader to examine himself and examine others, and compare them to the metaphoric archetypes that Smith provides a glimpse of in these stories.

Once again, Alexander McCall Smith creates a work that both entertains and educates. And this one can be read to people of any age, from 1 to 110. It is truly a marvelous collection of stories that once only traveled by word of mouth. Any reader can enjoy this book.
Delightful book of very short stories collected from sections of Africa. Like reading "Tortise and the Hare" or similar Eurpeon folk tales. Good book to have on coffee table or in the bathroom.

I do not have a favorite story to recommend. Only to say that they are all interesting and delightful.

Warning - once you start a story, you might not be able to put it down. It is a good thing that each story is short.
I bought this before my first trip to Africa, which included 6 days in Botswana. Nice telling in English of many local folk tales, giving a glimpse into the local mind set. Good addition to my world folk tale collection.
Well narrated. Well written. Alexander McCall Smith is one of my favorite authors, drawing upon his rich and varied experience and knowledge. My granddaughter is really enjoying this CD.
a good book in this series
Like all of Alexander McCall Smith books a sweet and enjoyable read. I was traveling in Botswana and Zimbabwe while reading the book. It was perfect. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the world.
Another great read
I have read and enjoyed all the volumes involving the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." This was a book I eagerly anticipated, but found very disappointing. The stories seem to be simply retellings of very simple, but ambiguous, themes. It didn't have anything which stuck with me (except a quizzical expression on my face, I guess).