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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 24/04/2014
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SUNDAY TIMES NO 1 FICTION BESTSELLER

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

Just because the world ignores you, doesn't mean you can't save it . . .

Nombeko Mayeki was never meant to be a hero. Born in a Soweto shack, she seemed destined for a short, hard life. But now she is on the run from the world `s most ruthless secret service, with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden - and the world - rests on her shoulders.

As uproariously funny as Jonas Jonasson's bestselling debut, this is an entrancing tale of luck, love and international relations.

`A comic delight of love, luck and mathematics' Daily Express

`It's "feel-good" set to stun level' Guardian

`As unlikely and funny as The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared' Observer

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007557905
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`A comic delight of love, luck and mathematics' Daily Express

`As unlikely and funny as Jonas Jonasson's 2012 debut bestseller, "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared"' Observer

`Excellent. A drily satirical tour of the world [taking in] Swedish liberals, Colonel Gaddafi and of course, apartheid and the South African Prime Minister B J Vorster' The Times

`'Feel-good' set to stun level' Guardian

`A funny and completely implausible farce about a woman, a bomb and a man's frustrated ambition to overthrow the king of Sweden ... The rest of the world will chuckle all the way through it' Kirkus

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“Laugh-out-loud adventure.”

I honestly cannot describe how eager I was to get my paws on a copy of this book. Jonasson’s ‘The Hundred Year-Old Man…’ was my favourite book of 2013, one I recommended to probably hundreds of customers. Several of... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
28th September 2015
Helpful? Upvote 20

“Better than "the hundred year old man....."”

This book is the funniest novel I have read in a very long time. The entire book from start to finish is extraordinarily numerous and witty. The story is very complex but somehow still easy enough to follow. The... More

Paperback edition
18th December 2015
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“Imaginative read”

It took me a while to get into this novel as it felt a bit bizarre and I could not relate to it. However, after a while I found myself wondering what on earth might happen next and how indeed Nombeko (the... More

Paperback edition
14th August 2014
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