Tears of the Giraffe

THE SECOND BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one where Precious gains a new family .

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110623

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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THE SECOND BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one where Precious gains a new family . . . Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is hoping to set up home with Mr J.L.B. Maketoni. But first she must deal with his scheming, misbehaving maid. She also has to confront the most difficult case of her career so far: that of an American who went missing ten years ago, and about whom all leads have long since dried up. Then there are not one, but two sudden additions to Mma's family . . .

Tears of the Giraffe

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

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Bertie Plays The Blues

Also by Alexander McCall Smith THE NO .1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY
SERIES The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Tears of the Giraffe Morality for
Beautiful Girls The Kalahari Typing School for Men The Full Cupboard of Life In
the ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511230

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return. And little Bertie, feeling blue, puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Can Edinburgh's most deliciously dysfunctional residents forsake discord and learn to dance to the same happy tune?

Mortals

Bushmen or rather Bushwomen in the north, and she had studied the meaning of
the symbols in the designs, Tears of the Giraffe, Knees of the Tortoise, Urine Trail
of the Bull, and so on woven into baskets. But she'd lost interest, synchronous ...

Author: Norman Rush

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307789365

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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The greatly anticipated new novel by Norman Rush—whose first novel, Mating, won the National Book Award and was everywhere acclaimed—is his richest work yet. It is at once a political adventure, a social comedy, and a passionate triangle. It is set in the 1990s in Botswana—the African country Rush has indelibly made his own fictional territory. Mortals chronicles the misadventures of three ex-pat Americans: Ray Finch, a contract CIA agent, operating undercover as an English instructor in a private school, who is setting out on perhaps his most difficult assignment; his beautiful but slightly foolish and disaffected wife, Iris, with whom he is obsessively in love; and Davis Morel, an iconoclastic black holistic physician, who is on a personal mission to “lift the yoke of Christian belief from Africa.” The passions of these three entangle them with a local populist leader, Samuel Kerekang, whose purposes are grotesquely misconstrued by the CIA, fixated as the agency is on the astonishing collapse of world socialism and the simultaneous, paradoxical triumph of radical black nationalism in South Africa, Botswana’s neighbor. And when a small but violent insurrection erupts in the wild northern part of the country, inspired by Kerekang but stoked by the erotic and political intrigues of the American trio—the outcome is explosive and often explosively funny. Along the way, there are many pleasures. Letters from Ray’s brilliantly hostile brother and Iris’s woebegone sister provide a running commentary on contemporary life in America. Africa and Africans are powerfully evoked, and the expatriate scene is cheerfully skewered. Through lives lived ardently in an unforgiving land, Mortals examines with wit and insight the dilemmas of power, religion, rebellion, and contending versions of liberation and love. It is a study of a marriage over time, and a man’s struggle to find his way when his private and public worlds are shifting. It is Norman Rush’s most commanding work.

The Mystery of Meerkat Hill

1 Ladies' Detective Agency Tears of the Giraffe Morality for Beautiful Girls The
Kalahari Typing School for Men The Full Cupboard of Life In the Company of
Cheerful Ladies Blue Shoes and Happiness The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
The ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0345804473

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister, and—even more exciting—that Pontsho has a clever pet meerkat named Kosi. One day, Teb and Pontsho’s family’s cow disappears. Precious helps them look for clues to find the cow. But getting the cow back home will require some quick thinking and help from an unexpected source.

The World According To Bertie

1 Ladies' Detective Agency Tears of the Giraffe Morality for Beautiful Girls The
Kalahari Typing School for Men The Full Cupboard of Life In the Company of
Cheerful Ladies Blue Shoes and Happiness The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
The ...

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110739

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 392

Poor put-upon Bertie is still struggling to escape his overbearing mother's influence, his yoga lessons and his pink bedroom while wondering why new baby brother Ulysses looks uncomfortably like his psychotherapist. The insufferably handsome Bruce has returned from London to land, on his feet and rent-free, in the arms of heiress Julia Donald. But all is not well among the residents of 44 Scotland Street: Angus's dog and constant companion Cyril is under threat of execution, victim of a miscarriage of justice, while pretty, indecisive Pat and hopeless romantic Matthew are on the verge of making the most terrible mistake of their lives . . . Big Lou finds a new man, Matthew and Pat edge their relationship towards something more permanent - although this development is not without complications, when a glimpse of someone who just might be her handsome, caddish ex-flatmate Bruce sets Pat's pulse racing - and Domenica's friendship with Antonia is tested to the limit when an assortment of her belongings mysteriously appear in Antonia's new flat.

The Safari Companion

... even black), dissected into intricate tapestry by patches and blotches of lighter
hair, pattern unique in each giraffe. ... lips; adult males have pungent smell. Tears
: 4. GIRAFFE SUBSPECIES Eight recognized races, the reticulated giraffe (G. c.

Author: Richard D. Estes

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581855

Category: Nature

Page: 459

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Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

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ISBN: 9780835247498

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

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Art and Craft of Southern Africa

40 ) An additional design symbolizing an aspect of animal life is the ' Tears of the
Giraffe ' ( Dikelede ya Thutlwa ) . ' Long ago the hunters would chase and shoot
giraffes . The giraffe cries before he dies and leaves a trail of tears ' , weaver ...

Author: Rhoda Levinsohn

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Category: Basket making

Page: 144

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Black Art

Mrs . Xania and I spoke as she worked on the broken lines representing the
flowing tears in the " Tears of the Giraffe " design ... of a bygone era , according to
weaver Dikgang Rasekete : “ Long ago the hunters would chase and shoot
giraffes .

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Women Art and Geometry in Southern Africa

Tears of the Giraffe ' are depicted by parallel lines or dots , originating from the
time when women followed men on the hunt . They observed the giraffe shedding
tears as the hunters closed in for the kill . To commemorate the death of the ...

Author: Paulus Gerdes

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 244

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The main objective of the book is to call attention to some mathematical ideas incorporated in the patterns invented by women in Southern Africa. An appreciation of these mathematical traditions may lead to their preservation, revival and development. Use of female art traditional forms has implications in the field of mathematics education.

Marang

Alexander McCall Smith , Tears of the Giraffe . Edinburgh : Polygon , 2000. ISBN
07486-6273-1 . Paper . 202 pp . ress , 1991 . Ayi Kwei Armah . Trenton , NJ and
Reading Against Detective stories fall for the most part into one of two categories
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African Arts

The tears of the giraffe ( small brown dots , or lines , radiating from the center of
the basket ) represent the animal before it was killed on the hunt . We saw it cry
and were impressed by its sorrow . Later we made baskets with ' giraffe tears ' to
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Crocodile Tears

The final image showed a giraffe stretched out in the grass with part of its rib cage
jutting through its side. A telephone number and a web address were printed
over them with the First Aid logo below. “I am particularly pleased with the giraffe,
” ...

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151495

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author! A charity broker con artist has raised millions of dollars in donations, only to invest them in a form of genetically modified corn that has the power to release an airborne strain of virus so powerful it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. A catastrophe so far-reaching that it would raise millions of dollars more in charitable donations, all of which would be embezzled by one man. The antidote? Alex Rider, of course, who survives gunfire, explosions, and hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries--just another day in the life of an average kid. From the author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty.

Chambers s Journal

Mrs Gravenor was surprised when his name THE GIRAFFE AT HOME . was
announced ; however , she received him . ... With tears witnessed their swift and
extraordinary paces when streaming from her eyes , she kissed the super -
pursued ...

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

W. camel , and giraffe shed tears under emotions S. Green in New Zealand ; and
to Mr. W ' . of grief and sorrow . The parrot does not shed O. McEwan . tears but
possesses a kindred power of sobbing . Chimpanzees will weep at dread of ...

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The Eclectic Magazine

... Emil Boss , the Swiss guide of the Rev. W. camel , and giraffe shed tears under
emotions S. Green in New Zealand ; and to Mr. W. of grief and sorrow . The parrot
does not shed 0. McEwan , tears but possesses a kindred power of sobbing .

Author: John Holmes Agnew

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Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

Mrs Gravenor was surprised when his name THE GIRAFFE AT HOME . was
announced ; however , she received him . ... With tears witnessed their swift and
extraordinary paces when streaming from her eyes , she kissed the super-
pursued ...

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Curious Tales from Chemistry

A. M. Smith, Tears of the Giraffe. (Polygon Books, Edinburgh, 2000). 65. F.
Delaney, Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea. (Random House,
New York 2006). 66. B. Bekker, Flying Enterprise & Captain Carlsen. (Also
available in ...

Author: Lars Öhrström

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191637068

Category: Science

Page: 272

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This is a book about discovery and disaster, exploitation and invention, warfare and science - and the relationship between human beings and the chemical elements that make up our planet. Lars Ohrstrom introduces us to a variety of elements from S to Pb through tales of ordinary and extraordinary people from around the globe. We meet African dictators controlling vital supplies of uranium; eighteenth-century explorers searching out sources of precious metals; industrial spies stealing the secrets of steel-making. We find out why the Hindenburg airship was tragically filled with hydrogen, not helium; why nail-varnish remover played a key part in World War I; and the real story behind the legend of tin buttons and the downfall of Napoleon. In each chapter, we find out about the distinctive properties of each element and the concepts and principles that have enabled scientists to put it to practical use. These are the fascinating (and sometimes terrifying) stories of chemistry in action.

Echoes of the White Giraffe

Mother, in her crisp, white Hanbok, waved when she wasn't wiping tears from the
corners of her eyes. Standing next to her was Teacher Yun, who vigorously
waved her large white handkerchief. "Sookan is the smallest one in that line," I
had ...

Author: Sook Nyul Choi

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618809172

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 137

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Fifteen-year-old Sookan adjusts to life in the refugee village in Pusan but continues to hope that the civil war will end and her family will be reunited in Seoul.