The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

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 ...

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447250885

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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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 . . . Perfect for fans of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Translated by Rod Bradbury.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

, 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.

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062447975

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 217

#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.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

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! “Funny, smart and heartwarming ...

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781443428262

Category: Older women

Page: 416

View: 796

Get carried away by the criminally fun internationally bestselling sensation! 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 oldest 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 rob a bank 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!

The Little Old Lady Strikes Again

This is their chance at a new lease on life, and they plan to make the most of it. Before long they are up to their old tricks, plotting to outwit the security system at one of the city’s biggest casinos.

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9781443454582

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 848

NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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. 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?


The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly

In the third hilarious, unforgettable installment in internationally bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s League of Pensioners series, Martha and the League’s latest escapade has them headed for the French Riviera in what is ...

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062692337

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 716

In the third hilarious, unforgettable installment in internationally bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s League of Pensioners series, Martha and the League’s latest escapade has them headed for the French Riviera in what is sure to be the most daring caper of the summer. Martha and her friends are sitting comfortably in Sweden… a little too comfortably. Determined to do more for their fellow pensioners—and jazz things up for themselves—they’re up to their usual antics: bank robberies, money laundering, and figuring out how to disappear in a garbage-truck-cum-getaway-car. They have their sights sets on building a resort village for seniors, but that’s going to take money. Lots of money. While stalking their millionaire neighbor, Carl, on Facebook, Anna-Gretta scrolls through his photos—all of them featuring luxury yachts on the Riviera—and an idea comes to her on how to solve the League’s cash problem. When she shares the hare-brained scheme with the others, they’re all aboard. Their plan to cheat billionaires out of their luxury yachts in the south of France’s sun-bleached Saint-Tropez soon turns into the heist of their lives with the police hot on their heels—as well as a couple of ruthless ex-cons. Now this wily group of walker-equipped conspirators are hell-bent on accomplishing their dangerous mission—no matter the consequences…

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

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.

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780606389235

Category:

Page: 400

View: 288

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

The Little Old Lady who Broke All the Rules

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 ...

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781509801886

Category: Older women

Page:

View: 651

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 ...

The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again

You're never too old to have some fun ...

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447274926

Category:

Page: 450

View: 510

The little old lady is back! This time, Martha Andersson and her friends - the League of Pensioners - have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and are enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas.This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it. But before long, they are up to their old tricks. And with ingenious tactics, a pair of false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the security system at one of the casinos. As their antics become more and more daring, Martha and her friends head back to Sweden to continue their money-making schemes. However, they aren't the only ones planning on stealing bucket loads of cash and soon 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?

The Little Old Lady Strikes Again

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.

Author: Catharina Ingelman Sundberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781443439633

Category: Casinos

Page: 416

View: 362

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?

The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly

Nothing can stop The Senior League.

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Pan Books

ISBN: 9781447281672

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 242

Nothing can stop The Senior League. They have a plan and it's going to need money. Lots of money. Perhaps a bank robbery could finance their endeavour? That would likely bring in ten million, but that wouldn't be enough for what they have in mind . . . So Martha and her friends set out to catch the biggest financial fish in the sea - venture capitalists. In their hunt for the big bucks, the gang plan to cheat billionaires out of their luxury yachts in the South of France's sun-bleached Saint-Tropez. But with the police hot on their heels, how will this wily group of blue-rinsed conspirators be able to cover their tracks?

The Book of Old Ladies

... Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg's The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules follows the escapades of a group of five elderly choir singers, ...

Author: Ruth O. Saxton

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631527983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

View: 144

This is a book that champions older women’s stories and challenges the limiting outcomes we seem to hold for them. The Book of Old Ladies introduces readers to thirty stories featuring fictional “women of a certain age” who increasingly become their truest selves. Their stories will entertain and provide insight into the stories we tell ourselves about the limits and opportunities of aging. A celebration of women who push back against the limiting stereotypes regarding older women’s possibility, The Book of Old Ladies is a book lover’s guide to approaching old age and dealing with its losses while still embracing beauty, creativity, connection, and wonder.

Frank Derrick s Holiday of A Lifetime

28 EPILOGUE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules The Little Old Lady Who Struck ...

Author: J.B. Morrison

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447292022

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 228

Frank Derrick is eighty-two. And apparently that makes him old. But he just doesn't feel old. Sure, his limbs ache, he can't sleep more than a few hours a night and it takes him a while to get going in the morning. But he's still Frank. A dad, a granddad, a friend to Bill the cat. So when he receives a phone call from Los Angeles with news that his grown-up daughter's life is falling apart, his natural instinct is to drop everything to be with her. Unfortunately for Frank, that means using his life savings and putting himself in danger of losing his home. But then, Frank's never been one for long-term plans. He can sort out where he and Bill the cat will live when he's back. And so Frank gets on a plane for the first time in his life. He was never much good at helping his daughter through crises when she was growing up. He left all that to his wife Sheila, who died nearly ten years ago. Now it's time to step up to his role of father to Beth. Joining forces with his determined granddaughter Laura, they begin The Reunion Project in an attempt to bring some happiness back into Beth's life and to bring the family back together again for one happy family holiday. Filled with moments of great sadness, joy and humour Frank Derrick's Holiday of A Lifetime reminds us all to make the most of every day and to appreciate those closest to us.

A Utopia Like Any Other

The reasons Strömqvist and Neidenstam have failed to break out become ... Out The Window And Disappeared and The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules, ...

Author: Dominic Hinde

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1910324833

Category: Political Science

Page: 131

View: 127

Does a utopia really exist within northern Europe? Do we have anything to learn from it if it does? And what makes a nation worthy of admiration, anyway? Since the ’30s, when the world was wowed by the Stockholm Exhibition, to most people Sweden has meant clean lines, good public housing, and a Social Democratic government. More recently the Swedes have been lauded for their environmental credentials, their aspirational free schools, and their hardy economy. But what’s the truth of the Swedish model? Is modern Sweden really that much better than rest of Europe? In this insightful exploration of where Sweden has been, where it’s going, and what the rest of us can learn from its journey, journalist Dominic Hinde explores the truth behind the myth of a Swedish Utopia. In his quest for answers he travels the length of the country and further, enjoying July sunshine on the island of Gotland with the cream of Swedish politics for ‘Almedalan Week’, venturing into the Arctic Circle to visit a town about to be swallowed up by the very mine it exists to serve, and even taking a trip to Shanghai to take in the suburban Chinese interpretation of Scandinavia, ‘Sweden Town’, a Nordic city in miniature in the smog of China’s largest city.

Christmas in Lantern Square

ten books and the order they'd be read in and today they were starting with The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules. Mr G. had already read it so Hannah ...

Author: Helen Rolfe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409191451

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 975

This is Part Three in a charming new four-part serial from Helen Rolfe, author of The Little Café at the End of the Pier - perfect for fans of Holly Hepburn and Cathy Bramley Step into the cosy community of Lantern Square... As Christmas lights sparkle and the scent of mulled wine fills Lantern Square, Hannah is preparing for a busy season for her care package business, Tied Up with String. The whole village is brimming with festive activity, from a new book club at Butterbury Lodge to wreath-making workshops for the whole community. But with her one-time friend Georgia stirring trouble, her ex-boyfriend Luke still on the scene, and mysterious slip-ups putting her business in jeopardy, Hannah is need of a little comfort and joy... Can she save Tied Up with String and find her true friends this Christmas? *** The Little Cottage in Lantern Square is delightfully heartwarming story told in four parts. This is the third part.

Maxime

Q - Why should readers bother reading this book?

Author: Danie Botha

Publisher: Charbellini Press

ISBN: 9780995174849

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 324

View: 916

Being worried is what Maxime does best. At sixty-four-and-a-half, Maxime Bastien Baumann wants to retire more than anything else, but he can't. He's too worried. He's not a hypochondriac; he's just anally retentive. And obsessive-compulsive. And constantly afraid of being late. His life is structured and lived by a set of rules: two full pages if he writes them down, double-spaced. For Maxime, being late is never a bloody option. As his life with his wife of thirty-seven years and their two sons implodes, Maxime realizes his "life rules" desperately need an overhaul. Staggering through setback after setback, Maxime must learn to replace worry with confidence and flexibility, stop seeing others as schmucks, reconcile with his family, and learn that it will all come at a great personal cost. About the Author Danie Botha was born in Zambia. He completed his school education and medical training in South Africa. He lives in Canada. Interview with the Author Q - What makes Maxime a unique book? A - Several things. Maxime takes a tongue in the cheek look at growing older. It is an offbeat romance. Maxime appears on the surface to be only about a hapless, anally retentive eccentric. It is more. In spite of the story's satirical look at family life, health, and illness, it soon confronts the issue of how far we are willing to go to reconcile, grow as individuals, and survive the storms of life. Q - Why should readers bother reading this book? A - Readers who enjoy humor and satire and contemporary fiction who enjoyed reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, should also enjoy reading Maxime. Thank you for reading! Maxime Categories Books - Literature & Fiction - Humor & Satire - Humorous Books - Literature & Fiction - Genre fiction - Family Life Books - Literature & fiction - Contemporary Books - Literature & Fiction - Women's fiction - Friendship Books - Literature & Fiction - World Literature - Canadian

Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction

... 32–33; The Murder Book 21 The Lady in the Lake 137 Lagerlöf, Selma 195, ... 11 The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules 449 The Little Old Lady Who ...

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786475366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 572

View: 295

Since the late 1960s, the novels of Sjowall and Wahloo's Martin Beck detective series, along with the works of Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser and Stieg Larsson, have sparked an explosion of Nordic crime fiction - grim police procedurals treating urgent sociopolitical issues affecting the contemporary world. Steeped in noir techniques and viewpoints, many of these novels are reaching international audiences through film and television adaptations. This reference guide introduces the world of Nordic crime fiction to English-speaking readers. Caught between the demands of conscience and societal strictures, the detectives in these stories - like the heroes of Norse mythology - know that they and their world must perish, but fight on regardless of cost. At a time of bleak eventualities, Nordic crime fiction interprets the bitter end as a celebration of the indomitable human spirit.


The Passionate Palate

served by a little old lady . For all the ribaldry and storytelling drink is ... Yet one of my favorite bars broke all the rules . The bar itself did not .

Author: Jeanine Larmoth

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 9780688029548

Category: Cooking

Page: 262

View: 337


The Jan Dean Record

“And with 'Little Old Lady,' to me that really was a nicely produced record. Jan was just a marvel to watch. ... “He did things that broke all the rules.

Author: Mark A. Moore

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476622906

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 148

Jan & Dean were among the most successful artists of the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, with hits including "Baby Talk," "Surf City," "Dead Man's Curve" and "The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)." Slapstick humor and offbeat personas were a big part of their shtick, but Jan Berry was serious when it came to the studio. This book chronicles Jan's career as a songwriter and arranger--and his tenure as producer for Jan & Dean and other acts--with day-by-day entries detailing recording sessions, single and album releases, concerts and appearances, film and television projects, behind-the-scenes business and legal matters, chart positions and more. Extensive commentary from Berry's family, friends and colleagues is included. Studio invoices, contract details, tape box notes, copyright information and other particulars shed light on how music was made in the Hollywood studio system of the 1960s.