The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

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Soon to be a major new film and with 1 million copies sold in English alone, take a journey with everyone's favourite hundred-year-old man as he meanders through the last century, experiencing incredible adventures along the way.

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It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not - Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan's earlier life in which - remarkably - he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. The Swedish film, produced by Nice Entertainment and FLX Film and distributed by StudioCanal will release in the UK in early 2014.

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SKU GOR006008195
Title The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author By (author) Jonas Jonasson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Hesperus Press Ltd
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1843914824
ISBN 13 9781843914822
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not - Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan's earlier life in which - remarkably - he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. The Swedish film, produced by Nice Entertainment and FLX Film and distributed by StudioCanal will release in the UK in early 2014.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006008195
Title The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Author By (author) Jonas Jonasson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Hesperus Press Ltd
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1843914824
ISBN 13 9781843914822
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.