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Swedish Bestseller Has The Last Laugh

Posted at 10:41AM Sunday 04 Mar 2012

A small British publisher has acquired the UK rights to a Swedish novel that has become a European publishing phenomenon in the two years since major British and American firms rejected it.

Hesperus Press, a London-based company with a staff of five, has bought the UK rights to 50-year-old Jonas Jonasson's "laugh-out-loud funny, page-turning" novel and is likely to show its bigger rivals how wrong they were to turn it down.

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