The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (Paperback)
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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 24/04/2014
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As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared', this is a tale of how one woman's attempt to change her future ended up changing everything. Nombeko Mayeki 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. Born in a Soweto shack in 1961, Nombeko was destined for a short, hard life. When she was run over by a drunken engineer her luck changed. Alive, but blamed for the accident, she was made to work for the engineer - who happened to be in charge of a project vital to South Africa's security. Nombeko was good at cleaning, but brilliant at understanding numbers. The drunk engineer wasn't - and made a big mistake. And now only Nombeko knows about it ...As uproariously funny as Jonas Jonasson's bestselling debut, this is an entrancing tale of luck, love and international relations. NOW ALSO AVAILABLE: 'HITMAN ANDERS AND THE MEANING OF IT ALL', A BRAND-NEW ADVENTURE FROM JONAS JONASSON

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007557905

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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

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14th August 2014
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“Prepare to laugh out loud”

Genre defying, Mad, quirky, bizarre - a delight to read - the word smithing is fantastic. Following on from the 100 year old man seemed an impossible task. Definitely not - this is even better. Give yourself time to... More

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3rd August 2014
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“Fast - paced page turner”

Just like Jonassons’ first book, The girl who saved the king of Sweden is a fast-paced page turner that will leave you wondering ‘what could possibly happen next’ each time you have to put it down.
It tells the story... More

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14th June 2014
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