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from the mouths of radio plays


I'm listening to The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency on BBC7 (it's about a woman starting a detective agency in Botswana).  At some point she describes herself as a Traditionally Built Woman, and procedes to describe why being a Traditionally Built Woman is a better thing than being a skinny woman - snakes do not mistake you for trees, for one thing, and they will hear you coming and not bite you.  A wonderful doctor cannot be her husband, as he is not very Traditionally Built, and he does not think he will fatten up well :)  It's all so very pleasantly presented, too.  Cultural exposure is an interesting side benefit, too.

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so_zanie
Apr. 28th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
It's also a series on HBO that I have heard good things about...we don't get HBO at the moment, so I'm not watching it, but I'd like to...
metyldapryde
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
I had heard the books were good. Will have to try to catch the radio program.

Alas, no cable, so HBO for me.
marielaf
Apr. 29th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
NPR's Morning Edition had an interview with the author a few weeks ago. The books sound interesting (though I have to really be in the right mood to appreciate mysteries).

This Traditionally Built Woman approves! ;)
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