The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules
Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 006244798X
ISBN 13: 9780062447982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules Book Review:

#1 International Bestseller The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork. Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere. Their solution? White collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on their trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker’s length ahead if it’s going to succeed…. Told with all the insight and humor of A Man Called Ove or Where’d You Go Bernadette?, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a delightful and heartwarming novel that goes to prove the adage that it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules The Little Old Lady Book 1

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules  The Little Old Lady Book 1
Author: Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 1743518544
ISBN 13: 9781743518540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules The Little Old Lady Book 1 Book Review:

79-year-old Martha Anderson 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 life-style. 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 an uproar with their antics: protesting against early bedtimes and plastic meals. As the elderly friends become more daring, their activities escalate and they come up with a cunning plan to break out of the 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 . . . Translated by Rod Bradbury.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules
Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN 10: 1447250885
ISBN 13: 9781447250883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules Book Review:

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 Hundred-Year-Old Man Series and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Translated from Swedish by Rod Bradbury. Continue the escapades with The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules
Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1443428280
ISBN 13: 9781443428286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules Book Review:

Readers around the world have fallen in love with the Senior League, five residents of the Diamond Retirement Home—Martha, The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Greta—who turn to a life of crime. New owners have taken over the Diamond, making cost-cutting changes that have transformed the happy home into a dull and dreary place. The residents wonder if they wouldn’t be better off in prison! Martha gets an idea: they shall commit a crime that will ensure conviction—some type of financial crime, a small coup of some sort. They will give whatever they get to the poor and elderly. If Robin Hood could do it, so can they! What starts as a robbery attempt at a nearby luxury hotel escalates to art theft from a major museum, the culprits armed only with bolt cutters and high-tech walkers. The Mafia gets wind of these robberies, and suddenly the underworld has its eye on both the stolen paintings and the handiwork of The Genius. Soon the Senior League has both the law and the lawless at their heels.

The Little Old Lady Strikes Again

The Little Old Lady Strikes Again
Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 1443439657
ISBN 13: 9781443439657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Old Lady Strikes Again Book Review:

Martha Andersson and the League of Pensioners have left behind their dreary old-age home in Stockholm and are headed for the bright lights of Las Vegas. This is their chance at a new lease on life, and they plan to make the most of it. But before long they are up to their old tricks, plotting to outwit the security system at one of the city's biggest casinos. However, they aren’t the only ones planning to steal bucketloads of cash, and soon they find themselves pitted against a gang of dangerous criminals. Can the group of elderly friends work together to outsmart the younger robbers and get away with their biggest heist yet? Or will this job be a step too far for the League of Pensioners?

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
Author: Helene Tursten
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1641290129
ISBN 13: 9781641290128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good Book Review:

Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and... no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home. Ever since her darling father's untimely death when she was only eighteen, Maud has lived in the family's spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. That was how Maud learned that good things can come from tragedy. Now in her late eighties, Maud contents herself with traveling the world and surfing the net from the comfort of her father's ancient armchair. It's a solitary existence, and she likes it that way. Over the course of her adventures—or misadventures—this little bold lady will handle a crisis with a local celebrity who has her eyes on Maud's apartment, foil the engagement of her long-ago lover, and dispose of some pesky neighbors. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a dead body found in Maud's apartment, will Maud finally become a suspect?

Lost Found

Lost   Found
Author: Brooke Davis
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 0143193252
ISBN 13: 9780143193258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Found Book Review:

Millie Bird, seven-years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie’s father, leaves her in the big ladies’ underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house – or spoken to another human being – since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silences by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on the TV and maintaining a strict daily schedule.Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife's skin. Now that she’s gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl’s been committed to nursing home but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Now he’s on the lam.Brought together in strange circumstances, the three will embark upon a road trip across Western Australia to find Millie’s mum. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was.Together, they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life.

Camptown Ladies

Camptown Ladies
Author: Mari SanGiovanni
Publsiher: Bywater Books
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1932859861
ISBN 13: 9781932859867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camptown Ladies Book Review:

The Santora family ride again in the side-splitting sequel to Greetings From Jamaica, Wish You Were Queer

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand
Author: Helen Simonson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-03-01
ISBN 10: 140880932X
ISBN 13: 9781408809327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Book Review:

Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

On the Bright Side

On the Bright Side
Author: Hendrik Groen
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1538746611
ISBN 13: 9781538746615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Bright Side Book Review:

"THE MALE ELENA FERRANTE" -- New York Post In the acclaimed follow-up to the #1 international bestseller The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, everyone's favorite curmudgeon is back and as funny and charming as ever with the newest adventures of the Old-But-Not-Dead Club -- for fans of Frederik Backman and Graeme Simsion. Everyone's favorite octogenarian is back and, together with his pals in the Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he is more determined than ever to wreak havoc and turn a twinkly eye on the brighter side of life. After a year spent mourning the death of his beloved friend Eefje, Hendrik may be older and a little more wobbly, but his youthful appetite for mischief hasn't diminished. When fears arise that the home is set for demolition, it's up to Hendrik and the Old-But-Not-Dead Club to intervene.

The Village Son

The Village Son
Author: Houchang D. Modanlou
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN 10: 171691969X
ISBN 13: 9781716919695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Village Son Book Review:

Houchang D. Modanlou shares how he went from being a curious and hyperactive child in an Iranian village to a university professor in the United States of America in this memoir. As a boy, his unruly behavior was sedated by scholastic challenges as a remedy. At age twelve, he left home for junior high school in a provincial capital. At first, a lack of self-esteem led him to stumble, but he soon found the courage to tackle his subjects with vigor. He became more curious about the world around him and began to yearn for a new life despite his financial limitations. Against all odds, he became one of the top students in Iran and earned a scholarship to study medicine in Europe. Even though he was culturally and socially naïve by European standards, an Italian family in Rome helped him thrive. The author never shied away from the challenges of learning Italian, and the generosity of Italy and its people became part and parcel of his formative years. By the time he left for the United States of America, he knew he could accomplish whatever he imagined.

Prime of Life

Prime of Life
Author: P.D. Bekendam
Publsiher: Worthy Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 1617953598
ISBN 13: 9781617953590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prime of Life Book Review:

Operation First Novel 2013 contest winner, Prime of Life was released in Kindle edition only and has garnered in excess of 175 positive reviews with over 6,000 paid downloads.

My Lady English

My Lady English
Author: Catherine March
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN 10: 1459225007
ISBN 13: 9781459225008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Lady English Book Review:

The first time they met, she aimed an arrow at him. The second time, he married her! Lady Julia of Foxbourne wanted to hate the Norman knight who'd wed her at the order of his king. But Falk de Arques, a fierce warrior on the battlefield, was not about to be defeated by a woman—however spirited and stubborn. How long would it take for Julia to surrender to her growing desires and become his Lady English?

No David

No  David
Author: David Shannon
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1338113194
ISBN 13: 9781338113198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No David Book Review:

The Caldecott Honor-winning classic by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon!When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do. Now David is all grown up. But some things never change. . . .Over fifteen years after its initial publication, NO, DAVID! remains a perennial household favorite, delighting children, parents, and teachers alike. David is a beloved character, whose unabashed good humor, mischievous smile, and laughter-inducing antics underline the love parents have for their children--even when they misbehave.

Fire and Hemlock

Fire and Hemlock
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 110156699X
ISBN 13: 9781101566992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire and Hemlock Book Review:

A fantastic tale by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Garth Nix. Polly Whittacker has two sets of memories. In the first, things are boringly normal; in the second, her life is entangled with the mysterious, complicated cellist Thomas Lynn. One day, the second set of memories overpowers the first, and Polly knows something is very wrong. Someone has been trying to make her forget Tom - whose life, she realizes, is at supernatural risk. Fire and Hemlock is a fantasy filled with sorcery and intrigue, magic and mystery - and a most unusual and satisfying love story. Widely considered to be one of Diana Wynne Jones's best novels, the Firebird edition of Fire and Hemlock features an introduction by the acclaimed Garth Nix - and an essay about the writing of the book by Jones herself.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1951
ISBN 10: 0743247221
ISBN 13: 9780743247221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

The Daily Show The Book

The Daily Show  The Book
Author: Chris Smith
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 1455565350
ISBN 13: 9781455565351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daily Show The Book Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Author: Hendrik Groen
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN 10: 1455542148
ISBN 13: 9781455542147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Book Review:

A #1 international bestseller in the vein of Fredrik Bachman's A Man Called Ove: an irresistible, funny, charming, and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart. "FUNNY AND FRANK...A STORY WITH A GREAT DEAL OF HEART."--Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of THE ROSIE PROJECT Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel--on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously. With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club--"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"--and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences. A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age.

The Lost Apothecary

The Lost Apothecary
Author: Sarah Penner
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 1488077495
ISBN 13: 9781488077494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Apothecary Book Review:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello! magazine, Oprah.com, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads! March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick “A bold, edgy, accomplished debut!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary… Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries. Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive. With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

Molly Moon s Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Molly Moon s Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Author: Georgia Byng
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN 10: 0062034073
ISBN 13: 9780062034076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molly Moon s Incredible Book of Hypnotism Book Review:

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hypnotism Molly Moon is no ordinary orphan. When she finds a mysterious old book on hypnotism, she discovers she can make people do whatever she wants. But a sinister stranger is watching her every move and he'll do anything to steal her hypnotic secret...