In 2012 Jonas Jonasson’s The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared was published and quickly became a world-wide bestseller.
Today sees the publication of his second book, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, a delightfully wry and witty tale of how one young woman’s attempt to change her future ended up changing everything.
Just because the world ignores you doesn’t mean you can’t save it.
Nombeko Mayeki is on the run from the world’s most ruthless secret service – with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden – and the world – rests on her shoulders.
Born in a Soweto shack in 1961, Nombeko was destined for a short, hard life. When she was run over by a drunken engineer her luck changed. Alive, but blamed for the accident, she was made to work for the engineer – who happened to be in charge of a project vital to South Africa’s security. Nombeko was good at cleaning, but brilliant at understanding numbers. The drunk engineer wasn’t – and made a big mistake. And now only Nombeko knows about it …
As uproariously funny as Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling debut, this is an entrancing tale of luck, love and international relations.