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Children's, Children's, Fiction
BC Books
Publication Date
07 July 2015
Hardback (also available as an eBook)
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7 - 9

Precious and the Zebra Necklace

A New Case for Precious Ramotswe
by Alexander McCall Smith - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

'This is a lovely story, deftly written, delightful to read, and perfect for bedtime sharing or for those more confident in their reading to head off upstairs with by themselves... The illustrations throughout the story are lovely, very evocative of the countryside and the people of Botswana' – Bookbag

'The author manages to bring us a wonderful evocation of African life, aided superbly by the delicate drawings by Iain McIntosh which are redolent with the feel of the countryside and people' – Parents In Touch

‘the perfect bedtime story' – Scottish Field

Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies’ Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries.

Here, in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love! Find out as Alexander McCall Smith tells the story of in another adventure featuring Precious Ramotswe.

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. For many years he was a professor of Medical Law, then, after the publication of his highly successful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.