The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules
- 416 Pages
- On-Sale Date: 05/04/2016
- ISBN: 9781443428279
- Series: League of Pensioners
- Trim Size: 5.310in x 8.000in x 0.940in
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
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 best 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 steal priceless paintings 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.
CATHARINA INGELMAN-SUNDBERGis the Swedish author of over nineteen books. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules sold more than 1.2 million copies internationally and was a #1 bestseller in Canada. The Little Old Lady Strikes Again and The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly are also national bestsellers.
“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-