The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A Novel by Catharina Ingelman-SundbergThe Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A Novel by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A Novel

byCatharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Paperback | July 12, 2016

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#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—Brains, 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.  

Title:The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:July 12, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062447971

ISBN - 13:9780062447975


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Charming, poetic, humorous road trip. While sitting at Keflavik Airport on my return from Iceland I read a review of this novel. Before take off I ordered it. This one of the best novels I read last year. Excellent characters, intriguing plot and perfect images of Iceland.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Still have questions Very dfferent book. I still have unanswered questions. Will not recommend to my friends. Interesting setting.
Date published: 2015-01-04

Editorial Reviews

“The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an endearing and heartwarming tale...a must-read for people who overlook the older and mostly wiser seniors in our world.”