The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again

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, ...

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062663704

Category: Fiction

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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.
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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a delightful and heartwarming novel that goes to prove the adage that it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062447971

Category: Fiction

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#1 International Bestseller The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork. Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—Brains, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere. Their solution? White collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on their trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker’s length ahead if it’s going to succeed…. Told with all the insight and humor of A Man Called Ove or Where’d You Go Bernadette?, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a delightful and heartwarming novel that goes to prove the adage that it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.
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The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again

You're never too old to have some fun ...

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 144727492X

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The little old lady is back! This time, Martha Andersson and her friends - the League of Pensioners - have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and are enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas.This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it. But before long, they are up to their old tricks. And with ingenious tactics, a pair of false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the security system at one of the casinos. As their antics become more and more daring, Martha and her friends head back to Sweden to continue their money-making schemes. However, they aren't the only ones planning on stealing bucket loads of cash and soon find themselves pitted against a gang of dangerous criminals.Can the group of elderly friends work together to outsmart the younger robbers and get away with their biggest heist yet? Or will this job be a step too far for The League of Pensioners?
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The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again

This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it.

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447274919

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You're never too old to have some fun . . .
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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

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 ...

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447250883

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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.
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The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly

Nothing can stop The Senior League.

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Pan Books

ISBN: 1447281675

Category: Fiction

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Nothing can stop The Senior League. They have a plan and it's going to need money. Lots of money. Perhaps a bank robbery could finance their endeavour? That would likely bring in ten million, but that wouldn't be enough for what they have in mind . . . So Martha and her friends set out to catch the biggest financial fish in the sea - venture capitalists. In their hunt for the big bucks, the gang plan to cheat billionaires out of their luxury yachts in the South of France's sun-bleached Saint-Tropez. But with the police hot on their heels, how will this wily group of blue-rinsed conspirators be able to cover their tracks?
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The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly

Nothing can stop The Senior League.

Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781760551896

Category: Fiction

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Nothing can stop The Senior League. They have a plan and it's going to need money. Lots of money. Perhaps a bank robbery could finance their endeavour? That would likely bring in ten million, but that wouldn't be enough for what they have in mind . . . So Martha and her friends set out to catch the biggest financial fish in the sea - venture capitalists. In their hunt for the big bucks, the gang plan to cheat billionaires out of their luxury yachts in the South of France's sun-bleached Saint-Tropez. But with the police hot on their heels, how will this wily group of blue-rinsed conspirators be able to cover their tracks?
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Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction

... Råna är guld (The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!, tr. 2015) Martha and her crew carry out zany wealth-distributing schemes, even in the latter novel holding up a Las Vegas casino on motorized wheelchairs and taking on a ...

Author: Mitzi M. Brunsdale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786475360

Category: Literary Criticism

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Since the late 1960s, the novels of Sjowall and Wahloo's Martin Beck detective series, along with the works of Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser and Stieg Larsson, have sparked an explosion of Nordic crime fiction - grim police procedurals treating urgent sociopolitical issues affecting the contemporary world. Steeped in noir techniques and viewpoints, many of these novels are reaching international audiences through film and television adaptations. This reference guide introduces the world of Nordic crime fiction to English-speaking readers. Caught between the demands of conscience and societal strictures, the detectives in these stories - like the heroes of Norse mythology - know that they and their world must perish, but fight on regardless of cost. At a time of bleak eventualities, Nordic crime fiction interprets the bitter end as a celebration of the indomitable human spirit.
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Frank Derrick s Holiday of A Lifetime

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules Catharina InglemanSundberg 79yearold Martha Andersson dreams of escaping her care ... 'A goodnatured, humorous crime caper' Independent on Sunday The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!

Author: J.B. Morrison

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447292029

Category: Fiction

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Frank Derrick is eighty-two. And apparently that makes him old. But he just doesn't feel old. Sure, his limbs ache, he can't sleep more than a few hours a night and it takes him a while to get going in the morning. But he's still Frank. A dad, a granddad, a friend to Bill the cat. So when he receives a phone call from Los Angeles with news that his grown-up daughter's life is falling apart, his natural instinct is to drop everything to be with her. Unfortunately for Frank, that means using his life savings and putting himself in danger of losing his home. But then, Frank's never been one for long-term plans. He can sort out where he and Bill the cat will live when he's back. And so Frank gets on a plane for the first time in his life. He was never much good at helping his daughter through crises when she was growing up. He left all that to his wife Sheila, who died nearly ten years ago. Now it's time to step up to his role of father to Beth. Joining forces with his determined granddaughter Laura, they begin The Reunion Project in an attempt to bring some happiness back into Beth's life and to bring the family back together again for one happy family holiday. Filled with moments of great sadness, joy and humour Frank Derrick's Holiday of A Lifetime reminds us all to make the most of every day and to appreciate those closest to us.
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The Rome Prophecy

He pulls a small white box out of his jacket pocket and shakes it. 'We struck lucky. Some old lady was collecting her prescription of oxycodone and I picked it out of her basket. It's going to help you a lot more than a few Advil.

Author: Jon Trace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748117260

Category: Fiction

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A woman has been arrested in the streets of Rome. She's young. She's beautiful. She's covered in blood. And she claims to be an ancient prophet in search of a mystical amulet hidden somewhere within the city. Ex-priest Tom Shaman teams up with a headstrong policewoman to unravel the mystery. But within Rome's churches and corridors of power, stealthy enemies are conspiring against them. And soon the woman's deadly visions begin to come true . . .
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Walls of Silence

We went to the library and struck lucky right off because the woman behind the counter told us she knew the old lady – that's Dr Potter's mother – before they fetched up to live with her. She'd heard nothing from him while he'd been ...

Author: Ruth Wade

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504072106

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Walls of Silence: A truly unmissable historical psychological thriller The patient has a story that isn’t told and which no one knows of. It is the secret, the rock against which he is shattered. Carl Jung The Great War is over but for Edith Potter an equally devastating conflict is about to begin. She is unhinged by a secret so terrible her conscious mind doesn’t acknowledge it. It is 1927 and Dr Stephen Maynard is using the new science of psychoanalysis to restore her sanity. From his first meeting with her in the lunatic asylum, Dr Stephen Maynard is determined to bring her back to reality. During the long challenge, her disturbed behaviour forces him to confront his limitations—already severely stretched by the presence of someone prepared to use whatever weapons they can to ensure she maintains her silence. What everyone is saying about Walls of Silence: "Parts of this story I found were dark and disturbing especially the opening, but that's what drags the reader in . . ." —Gemma Myers, Between The Pages Book Club "This book has such A Beautifully creepy undertone that keeps you just waiting for the other shoe to drop." —Ashley Gillan, (e)Book Nerd Reviews "I adored this book, it’s a strange word to use but it kept me gripped, and kept guessing what was going to happen next as all is not what it seems." —Claire Stanley, The Secret World Of A Book Blog "An interesting and thought-provoking read!" —Kate Noble, The Quiet Knitter "Walls of Silence is an entirely unique, compelling and gripping novel that explores mental health, psychiatry and the complexities of trauma." —Beverley Scott, Beverley Has Read "Walls Of Silence is one of those slow burners that with a build-up of intrigue, keeps you turning those pages." —Sarah Hardy, By The Letter Book Reviews "A wonderful story of a woman’s struggle with life told in the most exquisite way." —Alexina Golding, Bookstormer "It’s unnerving, it’s shocking and at times it’s disturbing." —Katie Jones, Katie's Book Cave "I love historical fiction so books set in this era are normally a winner with me and this one is superb!!" —Donna Maguire, Donnas Book Blog "Ruth Wade’s characters have left a very impressionable impact on me, where I am still getting a wave unbelievable emotions." —Susan Hampson, Books From Dusk Till Dawn
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Delphi Complete Works of John Galsworthy Illustrated

struck any spark from her. ... In the car put at his disposal; he found a small figure in a hollandfrock, leaning back against the cushions so that some sandalled toes pointed up at ... The little old lady regarded him unflinchingly.

Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781909496354

Category: Fiction

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The complete works of the great Edwardian novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature appear here for the first time in publishing history. This attractive eBook presents John Galsworthyís novels, short story collections, essays and many rare texts, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Galsworthy's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 23 novels, with individual contents tables * Includes Galsworthy's first novel JOCEYLN, which he later refused to reprint ñ appearing for the first time in digital format * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts * Excellent formatting * Unique contents table for the Forsyte Saga novels and their sequels * Chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the essays, poetry and short stories * The complete plays, fully indexed, with a special introductory essay by Leon Schalit * Rare short story, poetry and essay collections available nowhere else * Special criticism section, with essays by writers such as Joseph Conrad, evaluating Galsworthyís contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Forsyte Saga The Novels JOCELYN VILLA RUBEIN THE ISLAND PHARISEES THE MAN OF PROPERTY THE COUNTRY HOUSE FRATERNITY THE PATRICIAN THE DARK FLOWER THE FREELANDS BEYOND INDIAN SUMMER OF A FORSYTE SAINTS PROGRESS THE BURNING SPEAR TATTERDEMALION IN CHANCERY AWAKENING TO LET THE WHITE MONKEY THE SILVER SPOON SWAN SONG MAID IN WAITING FLOWERING WILDERNESS OVER THE RIVER The Novellas A MAN OF DEVON A KNIGHT SALVATION OF A FORSYTE THE SILENCE The Short Story Collections FROM THE FOUR WINDS A COMMENTARY A MOTLEY THE INN OF TRANQUILLITY MEMORIES THE LITTLE MAN AND OTHER SATIRES FIVE TALES CAPTURES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays INTRODUCTION TO GALSWORTHY'S PLAYS by Leon Schalit INDEX OF PLAYS The Poetry Collections EARLY POEMS DEVON AND OTHER SONGS FOR MUSIC IN TIME OF WAR FOR LOVE OF BEASTS THE ENDLESS DREAM The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction A SHEAF ANOTHER SHEAF ADDRESSES IN AMERICA CASTLES IN SPAIN STUDIES AND ESSAYS THE CREATION OF CHARACTER IN LITERATURE FORSYTES, PENDYCES AND OTHERS (Essays) GLIMPSES AND REFLECTIONS The Essays LIST OF ESSAYS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF ESSAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Criticism JOHN GALSWORTHY: AN APPRECIATION by Peter Thomason JOHN GALSWORTHY by Joseph Conrad A GLANCE AT TWO BOOKS by Joseph Conrad GALSWORTHY: A SURVEY by Leon Schalit Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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Chancers

The evenings were cool up in the mountains and the mayor would come over and they would sit round the fire, chatting about the old days and exchanging confidences. Here the Germans struck lucky again; Barthelemy Lledos, who often went ...

Author: Barbara Jeffery

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445689791

Category: History

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When the heir to the Maharajah of Kashmir, met a woman called Maudie in London soon after the Armistice of 1918, he would end up writing a cheque for the equivalent of £14,000,000 - the biggest blackmail payment in history. Swindler Monty was behind the sting and his partner Rodolphe would later pull off another caper - buying the Enigma Code!
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Don T Summon Them

With luck on his side, his harvest would be plentiful, and he would be very well paid. ... The old lady asked him if he would like to see who was going to die. ... If the clock struck midnight, she would surely be saved.

Author: Carlos Ramos

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785043599964

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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These stories encourage the reader to remember their deepest fears; stories that many of our elders still tell to this day, travelling by word of mouth through towns and neighbourhoods. Almost everyone has had goosebumps reading these stories and again the doubts appear: Can it be possible? For some, they are just stories to pass the time, to frighten children, or to teach morals, for others, they serve as idolatry, pretensions of magic and superstitions.It will be you, dear reader, who will decide how to interpret these stories which are taken from the townspeople and there they return, between what is told beyond our borders and our own myths and legends. These stories may be between reason and fantasy and you will decide. The author is clear in that he does not bow to either of the two sides, he only recounts what he has heard.
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Things Look Different in the Light and Other Stories

The old lady who sold them to me was very neat and well turned out, and she wore a white oversleeve on her right arm, ... And I struck lucky, just as if I'd won the lucky dip, a cherry one, a strawberry one and a lemon one.

Author: Medardo Fraile

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782270966

Category: Fiction

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From one of the finest short-story writers in Spanish, this is the first anthology of his work to appear in English. Like Anton Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield, Medardo Fraile is a chronicler of the minor tragedies and triumphs of ordinary life, and each short tale opens up an entire exquisite world.Medardo Fraile, born in Madrid in 1925, is considered to be one of Spain's finest short-story writers. The collection Cuentos de verdad (on which this anthology is based), won him the 1965 Premio Nacional de la Crítica. While his stories have appeared in translation in other story collections, this is the first complete anthology of his work to appear in English.Things Look Different in the Light is introduced by Ali Smith and translated by Margaret Jull Costa, the award-winning translator of José Saramago, Fernando Pessoa and Javier Marías.
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Good Housekeeping

Ideal The next day , the Penn - Vickers nego Alice paused , and the two little old ladies tiations struck an unexpected snag , and looked at each other again , and then for Dusting . Highly Absorbent Bragdon reported it to his New York ...

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Old Myddelton s Money

inquired the old lady , sharply . literally lost to the world , ” continued the Rector , “ And try to make the old place , and even the " and I feel sure we can never know any further old name , honored again .

Author: Mary Cecil Hay

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN2U1P

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the quiver an illustrated magazine for sunday and general reading

The stratagem was eminently successful , to go down the most disreputable alley in London , and as my little friend had the good luck to save wouldn't our men fight for him , that's all ! And the old lady's wheeziest spaniel from ...

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The Quiver

The stratagem was eminently successful , to go down the most disreputable alley in London , and as my little friend had the good luck to save wouldn't our men fight for him , that's all ! And the old lady's wheeziest spaniel from ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068416075

Category: Christian life

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V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.
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The Odd Fellow s Companion

1 " Probably he wouldn't live very long ; and if This morning , as she bent over the roses , a she won't go to him now , sne is never to have a ' clock struck in the house , and the old lady start- farthing .

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