A Man Called Ove
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A Man Called Ove

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The million-copy bestselling phenomenon, Fredrik Backman's heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. Perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project and David Nicholl's US.New York Times bestseller'Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving' Daily Mail'Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it' Spectator Books of the YearAt first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 120g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Sceptre
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444775812
  • 9781444775815
  • 80

About Fredrik Backman

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.show more

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An uplifting, life-affirming and often comic tale of how kindness, love and happiness can be found in the most unlikely places. * Sunday Express * It's warm, funny, and ultimately almost unbearably moving. * Daily Mail * A warm and tender story about love, loss and second chances, peppered with memorable characters, wonderful set pieces and some beautifully black humour. Ove is a joy from start to finish. * Gavin Extence, author of The Universe versus Alex Woods * It's the most enchanting, beautiful tale. * Ben Fogle * Delightful ... the perfect holiday read. * Evening Standard *show more

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Delightful ... the perfect holiday read. Evening Standardshow more

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263,732 ratings
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5 53% (139,435)
4 33% (87,960)
3 10% (27,280)
2 2% (6,249)
1 1% (2,808)
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