The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Book

Not many one hundred year olds want to celebrate with a party and Allan Karlsson is no exception. He doesn't want to settle down with his pipe and slippers either. Allan has ended up in a nursing home and is a bit unhappy about the extent to which this fact controls his daily consumption of vodka and so donning his slippers and thankfully a pair of pyjamas, he climbs out of his window and into a world of adventures. It is through his post centenarian adventures that the story of his amazing life emerges as he describes, in a rather understated way, to new friends. His new friends (and some unsavoury acquaintances) have stories of their own, including how a young man happens to have left him with a suitcase stash of cash; a hot-dog merchant; and an elephant owner. Fascinated by Allans tales of meeting Mao, Stalin, Churchill and Truman, enduring friendships are made possible but who gets the money. You will have to read to find out?Read More

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  • 1401324649
  • 9781401324643
  • Jonas Jonasson
  • 11 September 2012
  • Hachette Books
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 400
  • Original

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