The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Author Jonas Jonasson
ISBN-10 174331793X
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 384
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After a long and eventful life Allan Karlsson is moved to a nursing home to await the inevitable. But his health refuses to fail and as his 100th birthday looms a huge party is planned. Allan wants no part of it and decides to climb out the window... Charming and funny; a European publishing phenomenon.



The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Author Jonas Jonasson
ISBN-10 9780349141817
Release 2015-07-09
Pages 400
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Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . . Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. Translated by Roy Bradbury.



The Hundred year old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The Hundred year old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Author Jonas Jonasson
ISBN-10 1843913720
Release 2012
Pages 396
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On his 100th birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people's home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure.



The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Film Tie In

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared  Film Tie In Author Jonas Jonasson
ISBN-10 1843914824
Release 2013-12
Pages 389
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On his 100th birthday Allan Karlsson makes his escape from the old people's home and embarks on an unlikely and momentous adventure.



The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Author Jonas Jonasson
ISBN-10 9781401304393
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 400
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The international publishing sensation--over six million copies sold worldwide! A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert with a fondness for vodka) decides it's not too late to start over . . . After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers across the world.



Summary of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Conversation Starters

Summary of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson   Conversation Starters Author BookHabits
ISBN-10 9781537863948
Release 2017-08-03
Pages 14
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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.



The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden Author Jonas Jonasson
ISBN-10 9781443431613
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 400
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A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, author of the internationally bestselling The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse . . . Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa’s secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable girl pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy . . . by any means necessary. Nombeko’s life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day—and possibly the world. In this wild romp, Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power while telling a charming and hilarious story along the way. In the satirical voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, Jonasson gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can have sweeping—even global—consequences.



Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All Author Jonas Jonasson
ISBN-10 9780062458186
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 312
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From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden—a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers—a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison—accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders’ “missions.” Using the media’s obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent’s superb “skill,” they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they’re making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they’ve built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders’ newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover what truly matters.



Trivia the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Trivia On Books

Trivia  the 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson  Trivia On Books Author Trivion Books
ISBN-10 1537733494
Release 2016-12-17
Pages 72
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Trivia-on-Book: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, written by Jonas Jonasson, follows the travels of Allan Karlsson. Allan Karlsson currently resides in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, Karlsson decides that the nursing home is not the last place he wants to see before he dies. Therefore, he climbs out of his bedroom window at the nursing home and heads towards the bus stop. There, he meets a young man also waiting for the bus. This young man asks Karlsson to watch his suitcase while he runs to the restroom. While gone, the bus arrives, leaving Karlsson with the suitcase, alone. Karlsson boards the bus, suitcase in hand, and the adventure begins. Jonasson, at 47 years old, writes his first novel of a 100-year-old man being chased by gangsters and the police, while fleeing with a suitcase full of cash. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!



The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Author Jonasson Jonas Bradbury Rod
ISBN-10 0316287334
Release 2014-07-02
Pages 212
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Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.



The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules Author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
ISBN-10 9781447250883
Release 2013-12-05
Pages 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.



Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman Author Ingmar Bergman
ISBN-10 1578062187
Release 2007
Pages 205
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The critically acclaimed film director discusses various stages of his career and the many facets of his work in a collection of interviews that begins with a 1957 piece and ends in 2002 as he was preparing to direct his latest film, featuring conversations with James Baldwin, Michiko Kakutani, John Simon, and Vilgot Sjöman, among others. Simultaneous.



The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe Author Romain Puertolas
ISBN-10 9780385352963
Release 2015-01-27
Pages 320
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A charmingly exuberant comic debut from an exciting new literary voice, and a “quirky, hilarious, elegantly written farce” (The Daily Telegraph), The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe is the globetrotting story of a trickster from rural India and his adventure of a lifetime. When the fakir—a professional con artist—arrives in Paris, he has just one goal: to get to Ikea. Armed with only a counterfeit hundred-euro note in the pocket of his silk trousers, he is confident that he has all he needs to thrive. But his plan goes horribly awry when he hides inside a wardrobe at the iconic Swedish retailer—the first in a series of accidents that will send him on a whirlwind tour across Europe. Pursued across the continent by a swindled taxi driver dead set on revenge, our fakir soon finds unlikely friends—from movie stars to illegal immigrants—in even unlikelier places. And, much to his own surprise, his heart begins to open to those around him as he comes to understand the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world. Channeling the manic energy of the Marx Brothers and the biting social commentary of Candide, Romain Puértolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)



The 101 Year Old Man

The 101 Year Old Man Author Jonas Jonasson
ISBN-10 9781443455565
Release 2018-05-29
Pages 384
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The 101 Year Old Man has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The 101 Year Old Man also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The 101 Year Old Man book for free.



The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again

The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again Author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
ISBN-10 9780062663719
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 368
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In the sequel to internationally-bestselling Swedish author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules, the League of Pensioners are up to their old tricks, this time swindling the biggest Vegas casinos, outsmarting a gang of young robbers, and evading the Swedish police in the name of elderly pensioners everywhere—perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…unless you’re in the League of Pensioners! Martha Andersson and her friends are at it again. Having left behind their restrictive senior home in Stockholm, the gang is off to make it big in the bright lights and big money of The Strip. Armed with electric wheelchairs and some well-placed helium balloons, Martha, The Genius, The Rake, Christina, and Anna-Gretta are ready to take a Vegas casino for all it’s worth, cashing in on their new favorite pastime: white collar crime. But they aren’t the only ones looking to outsmart Vegas security systems. The League finds itself inadvertently mired in a diamond robbery and face to face with a gang of young—but dangerous—criminals. Working together they may have gotten the jewels and cash through airport security, but now that they’re back home will they be able to outfox the robbers and keep the Swedish police at bay? Or will this be one heist too many for the League of Pensioners? This clever, witty, and devilishly fun sequel to The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules delights and probes by turns, and reminds us that we’re never too old for a little mischief.



Simon and the Oaks

Simon and the Oaks Author Marianne Fredriksson
ISBN-10 0753810751
Release 2000
Pages 357
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From the bestselling author of "Hanna's Daughters" and "Inge and Mira".



The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 831 4 Years Old

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen  831   4 Years Old Author Hendrik Groen
ISBN-10 9781405924016
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 400
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The hilarious international bestselling novel that has had pensioners ditching their sticks and zimmers to follow the age-defying, youth inducing antics inside The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1⁄4 Years Old . . . 'Terrific. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh' Woman and Home 'Funny and touching' BBC Radio 4 Meet Hendrik Groen. An octogenarian in a care home who has no intention of doing what he's told, or dying quietly. To that end, he creates the Old-But-Not-Dead Club and with his fellow members sets about living his final years with careless abandon. Such anarchism infuriates the care home director but pleases Eefje, the woman who makes Hendrik's frail heart palpitate. If it's never too late to have fun, then can it ever be too late to meet the love of your life? 'So much more than just a comedy' John Boyne 'A story with a great deal of heart' Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project 'Amusing and wickedly accurate. A handbook of resistance for our time.' Sunday Express 'Very funny' Jeremy Paxman Financial Times