My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises
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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A MAN CALLED OVE, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING TOM HANKSHeartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, this novel will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother.'A touching, sometimes funny, often wise portrait of grief' KirkusEveryone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house.Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them.But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally?Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown?Seven-year-old Elsa does.Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway.As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .
Hodder & Stoughton
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"This novel is full of moments of laughter and tears. I did enjoy the story behind it and the characters. My only complaint I think is it is written from a children’s view point but there are many times that view had to break to speak on more adult aspects and it felt clunky, like she was acting like a child but then moments of talking as an adult, interrupting the flow. Still a worthy read though. "
"Just a beautiful book - didn’t want it to end"