The Resource The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel, Jonas Jonasson

The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel, Jonas Jonasson

Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel
Title
The girl who saved the King of Sweden
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonas Jonasson
Title variation
The Illiterate Who Could Count
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol, or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse.... Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa's secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable Nombeko pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy...by any means necessary. Nombeko's life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day--and possibly the world" --
Member of
Summary
Nombeko Mayeki, who has risen out of poverty to become a chief adviser at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects in South Africa, holds the fate of the world in her hands when she discovers a nuclear missile that was supposed to have been dismantled
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
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10301611
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1961-
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Jonasson, Jonas
Dewey number
839.738
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Willson-Broyles, Rachel
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True
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  • South Africans
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Twins
  • Sweden
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel, Jonas Jonasson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn859586132
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780062329127
System control number
(OCoLC)859586132
Label
The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel, Jonas Jonasson
Publication
Control code
ocn859586132
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780062329127
System control number
(OCoLC)859586132

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