Review of 'The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden' by Jonas Jonasson

Available in hard copy from HarperCollins. We first meet Nombeko at the age of fourteen as a latrine emptier in Soweto, South Africa.  At this point it would seem very unlikely that she would ever reach Sweden, let alone get around to saving the king of that country, but this book is by the Jonas... Continue Reading →

Review of 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared' by Jonas Jonasson

Published by Hesperus Press. I purchased this in Kindle format, not only because the title made me laugh, but it had been reduced to 20p in one of Amazon's deals.  At that time,  I had no idea that it had sold 20 million copies, or that, according to Hesperus Press, it is about to be... Continue Reading →

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