The further adventures of... Jonas Jonasson

The further adventures of... Jonas Jonasson

There is a little difficulty with an annoying echo in the phone connection from London to Jonas Jonasson’s home on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of Gotland.

We hang up and retry a couple of times, but it persists. “It’s probably because you guys are leaving the EU,” Jonasson deadpans. “I guess we will have to live with it.”

Jonasson has lived “in the middle of nowhere” on a farm in Gotland in the almost 10 years since he became world-famous with the publication of his first book featuring Allan Karlsson, a centurion who escaped his care home to embark on a surreal Nordic Forrest Gump-ish ...

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