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My grandmother sends her regards & apologise by Fredrik Backman

on April 14, 2016


My grandmother sends her regards
&apologise by Fredrik Backman

What people are saying
There are clear themes here, nominally: the importance of stories; the honesty of children; and the obtuseness of most adults, putting him firmly in league with the likes of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman. A touching, sometimes funny, often wise portrait of grief. ( Kirkus)

The author’s lightness of touch is definitely a contributor towards the novel’s success. (It’s already a best seller in his native country.) Fredrik conveys much in a few words . . . However a special warning to the ladies summed up in three words: wear waterproof mascara! I read the last few chapters verging between heart-glowing smiles and heart-wrenching sobs. I’ll be ready for it the next few times I read it though and, indeed, the times after that. ( The Bookbag)

Told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as [OVE] . . . It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different. ( Laura’s Little Book Blog)

A highly compelling read and it was easy to lose myself in the story ( Off the Shelf blog)

A highly compelling read and it was easy to lose myself in the story ( Off the Shelf Blog)

What I say

The hilarious, heart-breaking novel by the author of the international bestseller A MAN CALLED OVE.
What a lovely heartfelt book I was laughing as I was reading it .
Elsa and her grandmother were brilliant characters i love all there antics they will have you smiling and laughing out loud the humour very good .
The grandmother tells Elsa story but I got to say I did think grandmother was a bit batty what did you think?
I was not to keen on the fantasy world or I should say Kingdoms she made up but it was nice to read about.
I was sad when grandmother die but I enjoyed her letter to everyone it a very interesting read
Elisa was a bit different but she was a lovely girl I did like her I found her very sweet .
I like her part in delivering her grandmother letters did she have fun doing it ?
I felt it help her to blond with her neighbours and become part of the community in also gave you a great insight to her grandmothers life how she lived it and why as you read your pulled into her fantasy world
I like the mix of characters they bring lot to the story.
I felt this was very different to other books I read but I did like it
The writting style is very different and unique it a lovely warm book to read I did take me a few chapters to get into the story but I did enjoy it so much

About the Author

Fredrik Backman is a Swedish blogger, columnist and author. His debut novel A MAN CALLED OVE was a number 1 bestseller across Scandinavia, has sold over one million copies worldwide, was a Richard & Judy summer read in the UK and an instant New York Times paperback bestseller, and has been made into an acclaimed film. Fredrik’s subsequent novels, MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGISES and BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE, also went straight to number 1 in Sweden on publication .


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