The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden - Jonas Jonasson What a silly, fun book! Not quite as good as The Hundred Year Old Man... - I can't say I laughed out loud once - but charming in its own right. Nombeko is a lovely main character, as is Holger Two - I just couldn't help but want everything to work out for them! The side characters can be a bit annoying (for example, Celestine is a bit repetitive) but I never found it dull and I even learned a couple of things!

If you like Alexander McCall Smith, I think you'll like this. It's hardly groundbreaking, but the author's tone is delightful.