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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules


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Title: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules


Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg




79-year-old Martha Andersson stays at the Diamond House, a retirement home where she gets around with a roller frame which she greases dutifully every day. However, she has no plans to live the rest of her life subservient to the rules and regulations set by the retirement home – especially when the quality of their food is affected by budget cuts. Gathering her four closest friends, Martha forms the League of Pensioners, and the rebellious group of geriatrics decide to stand up for themselves and make a difference to the lives of the Diamond Home residents. After all, being old doesn’t mean that one should be weak or vulnerable, right? However, when the feisty League is inspired by a newspaper article about a robbery, they set off on a hilarious adventure to break out of the home and rob a nearby luxury hotel.


Witty and heart-warming, this international bestseller will leave you chuckling and teary-eyed in turn!


Above review is contributed by Tan Yun Xian, National Library Board (NLB).


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