Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Nov26

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

I’ve been waiting a while to read Anxious People be Fredrik Backman. Fredrik Backman writes wonderful stories like A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie Was Here and more. On the day before New Year’s Eve, a really useless bank robber fails to rob a bank. In an attempt to get away, the bank robber bursts in on an apartment viewing by the equally useless House Tricks estate agents and politely takes everyone hostage. In the...

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Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Jan22

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown is the fourth novel by Fredrik Backman, who wrote the wonderful A Man Called Ove. Beartown is a small town on the edge of the forest. For nine months of the year, it is under a blanket of snow. The cold and dark have created a unique close-knit community, where everyone knows everyone else. The town is slowly dying, with employment prospects shrinking every year. But it has an (ice) hockey team which is on the brink of huge...

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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Jun12

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here is the third novel by Fredrik Backman and a sort of sequel to his My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises, which I read recently and really loved. Britt-Marie Was Here is another warm, quirky and humorous novel in Fredrik Backman’s unique style. Britt-Marie was one of an ensemble of characters in My Grandmother – the ‘nag bag’ that nobody really liked. In Britt-Marie Was Here she...

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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
Jun05

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman was one of my favourite reads of 2018. But it has taken until now for me to read another of his books. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises is a quirky, humorous and moving book about love, friendship and grief. Elsa is seven. But she’s not very good at being seven. Luckily her beloved Granny isn’t very good at being 77 either. Granny is Elsa’s only friend and she is a...

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Aug17

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed that I find it really hard to read over the summer holidays. During term time, I read while I’m eating my lunch and also when I’m waiting in the car for my son to come out of school. But in the school holidays, I’m restricted to just bedtime. So I’ve concluded there’s no point in trying to read a book with a complicated plot line. This year, I deliberately...

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