The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

by Jonas Jonasson

HarperCollins Canada | April 29, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.

From the author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a picaresque tale of how one person’s actions can have far-reaching--even global--consequences

On June 14, 2007, the king and the prime minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the royal castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill, but the truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township, be it from drugs, alcohol, or just plain despair. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world’s most secret projects.

Here is where the tale merges with then diverges from reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is the story of the seventh missile, the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she’s on the run from both the South African justice system and the most terrifying secret service in the world. The fate of the planet now lies in Nombeko’s hands.

Jonasson introduces us to a cast of eccentrics: a nerve-damaged American Vietnam deserter, twin brothers who are officially only one person, three careless Chinese girls, an angry young woman, a potato-growing baroness, the Swedish king and the prime minister. Quirky and utterly unique, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden is a charming and humorous account of one young woman’s unlikely adventure.

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Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443431613

ISBN - 13: 9781443431613

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Husband love this author. I know when my husband has a good book because he belly laughs. With this authors 2 books he did just that. I look forward to another book coming out by him.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The girl who saved the king of Sweden This was without a doubt the most entertaining book I have ever read. It was delightful and a laugh on very page...especially page 273!
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great PR for Sweden My Swedish relations winced at the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the view that might give the world of their beloved Sweden. This book is a lighthearted view of the country and the people and international elations. A gently entertaining summer read.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Humourous I read this book after Reading The Hundred Year Old Man, I found it to be humerous, but not quite as funny as his previous novel. It is well worth resding
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swedish humour at its best This may be the funniest book I have ever read. It is even better than "The Old Man who climbed out the window & disappeared" - by the same author. If you are looking for a humorous romp, this is it. I now look forward to his next book.
Date published: 2014-06-07

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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

by Jonas Jonasson

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 29, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443431613

ISBN - 13: 9781443431613

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From the author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared comes a picaresque tale of how one person’s actions can have far-reaching--even global--consequences

On June 14, 2007, the king and the prime minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the royal castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill, but the truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township, be it from drugs, alcohol, or just plain despair. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world’s most secret projects.

Here is where the tale merges with then diverges from reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is the story of the seventh missile, the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she’s on the run from both the South African justice system and the most terrifying secret service in the world. The fate of the planet now lies in Nombeko’s hands.

Jonasson introduces us to a cast of eccentrics: a nerve-damaged American Vietnam deserter, twin brothers who are officially only one person, three careless Chinese girls, an angry young woman, a potato-growing baroness, the Swedish king and the prime minister. Quirky and utterly unique, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden is a charming and humorous account of one young woman’s unlikely adventure.

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