The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

On Sale: 03/04/2014

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

On Sale: 03/04/2014

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About the Book

Get carried away by the criminally fun internationally bestselling sensation!

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a quirky, humorous and heart-warming story about growing old disgracefully—and breaking all the rules along the way!

Seventy-nine-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping the dull, drab life of the retirement home. With no intention of spending the rest of her days confined to an armchair, she enlists her four oldest friends—a.k.a. the League of Pensioners—to rebel against the rules imposed upon them. Together, they cause an uproar with their antics: protesting against early bedtimes, tasteless meals, and a host of unfair cost-cutting measures. As the elderly friends become more daring, their activities escalate, and they devise a cunning plan to rob a bank in order to fund their exciting new lives. Determined to stand up for senior citizens everywhere—and not to be slowed down by their walkers—they outrun both the law and the lawless on their way to wealth and infamy.

For fans of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, this is a charming, funny caper that proves you’re never too old to break the rules!

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Critical Praise

“This lighthearted caper is funny and entertaining, but also weaves in a more serious theme about the quality of life in today’s nursing homes. But mostly it’s a romp . . . where ‘old’ people continue to live life to its over-the-top fullest.” - Zoomer magazine

“A quirky, offbeat delight and a hear-warming reminder that one is never too old for some mischief.” - Tom Winter, author of Lost & Found

“Criminally fun!” - Bonniers Bokklubb (Sweden)

“Instead of hyperbolic, mustache-twirling villains, Ingelman-Sundberg deftly orchestrates the twists and turns in the plot through the foibles of real life, capturing the rebelliousness percolating just under the surface of ignored, shuffled away elderly folks in this merry, lighthearted caper.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A truly fun, enjoyable [and] wonderful novel.” - San Francisco Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443428262
  • ISBN 10: 1443428264
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 03/04/2014
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

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