The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way!
79-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank.
She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting lifestyle. Along with her four oldest friends - otherwise known as the League of Pensioners - Martha decides to rebel against all of the rules imposed upon them. Together, they cause uproar with their antics protesting against early bedtimes and plasticky meals.
As the elderly friends become more daring, they hatch a cunning plan to break out of the dreary care home and land themselves in a far more attractive Stockholm establishment. With the aid of their Zimmer frames, they resolve to stand up for old aged pensioners everywhere - Robin Hood style. And that's when the adventure really takes off . . .
Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg's insightful comedy is perfect for fans of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Translated by Rod Bradbury.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 314 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 29 mm
A quirky, offbeat delight and a heart-warming reminder that one is never too old for some mischief and adventure -- Tom Winter, author of Lost & Found
'A shining expression of how joyous life is. It is not dangerous to grow old if you are like Martha and the gang' Hyllan, blogg
'The funniest book this year!' Magazine Familjen, Norway
'A book which should be read by people of all ages' Radio P4
'A hilarious farce . . . highly entertaining with very well crafted characters' Frettabladid newspaper, Iceland
'It has humour, brilliant dialogue, irony and warmth. A light-hearted and enjoyable detective comedy with breath-taking events, which provide many smiles but also reflection on life' PRO Pensionaren
'Criminally fun!' Bonniers Bokklubb
'Very imaginative, fun and filled with gallons of humour!' Katarina Mazetti
You may also be interested in...
“Let's break some rules”
Growing Old Disgracefully and In Style
The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a fun read by Swedish author Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg who shows us that just as we may get old we do not have to sit in God’s... More
“Whimsical and hilarious.”
I was so, so excited to get my paws on this book, so was over the moon when Macmillan were kind enough to send me a copy (THANK YOU!)! And I was not disappointed! Although not QUITE up to the standard of ‘The 100 Year... More
“The League Of Pensioners...”
This farcial crime caper is great fun, and I got caught up in the crazy adventure of 79-yr old Martha and her friends.
If you want a light-hearted bit of escapism, that also makes a valid point about how we see the... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Or, add to basket, pay online, collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.