The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

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This is every bit as funny as Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared; Jonasson’s second book does not fall short of high expectations. Nombeko is a particularly gifted girl from Soweto, who, through a series of bizarre and entertaining events, finds herself pivotal in determining the fate of the King of Sweden, and maybe even the world! There is a wonderful cast of eccentric characters: three Chinese sisters, who dabble in dog-poisoning; an alcoholic South African nuclear bomb engineer; and a Swedish psychotic who has brought up his twin sons as one child – providing him with a secret weapon for the demise of the Swedish royalty. The faux-naive style is light-hearted and the satire is witty; a fun and uplifting read.

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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.

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