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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Author: Jonas Jonasson

ISBN: 9780007557905
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 3.0
Written with the same light-hearted satirical voice as Jonas Jonasson's bestselling debut novel, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden is another picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching - even global - consequences.

On June 14th, 2007, the King and Prime Minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill: 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, from alcohol, or just from 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 story merges with, then diverges from reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh mi...

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