The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Translated by Rod Bradbury
Ages 12+
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02 January 2014
9781447261919
735 minutes
Patience Tomlinson
Synopsis

79-year-old Martha Anderson, with the aid of her Zimmer frame, is robbing a bank. She’s not past it yet and intends to fund her way to a much more exciting life-style. Except all the cashier can see is a little old lady. So Martha is bundled into a cab and sent back to her atrocious care home.

But Martha and her four old friends – otherwise known as the League of Pensioners – are tired of all the rules imposed upon them and decide to rebel. They cause uproar at the home with their antics, protesting against early bedtimes and plastic meals. Then, as the elderly friends become more daring their activities escalate and they come up with a cunning plan to break out of the care home and land themselves in a far more attractive Stockholm establishment. They resolve to stand up for old aged pensioners everywhere, Robin Hood style by stealing from the young to give to the old. And that’s when the adventure really takes off . . .

Already an international bestseller, 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!

Translated by Rod Bradbury.