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  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849398626
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

The Journey to the End of the World

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Prize-winning fourth title in this ever popular Joel Gustafson series from bestselling author, Henning Mankell.

Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he dreams. . . ?

  • Pub date: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849398626
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (1948-2015) became a worldwide phenomenon with his crime writing, gripping thrillers and atmospheric novels set in Africa. His prizewinning and critically acclaimed Inspector Wallander Mysteries continue to dominate bestseller lists all over the globe and his books have been translated into forty-five languages and made into numerous international film and television adaptations: most recently the BAFTA-award-winning BBC television series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh.

Driven by a desire to change the world and to fight against racism and nationalism, Mankell devoted much of his time to working with charities in Africa, including SOS Children’s Villages and PLAN International, where he was also director of the Teatro Avenida in Maputo. In 2008, the University of St Andrews conferred Henning Mankell with an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his major contribution to literature and to the practical exercise of conscience.


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Praise for The Journey to the End of the World

“Mankell's style (admirably retained in the translation) is as spare as the northern Swedish landscape, producing characters which etch themselves into the reader's mind, describing emotions as fundamental and searing as they are eternal.”

Write Away

“The story is both compelling and moving.”

The School Librarian

“I liked the pithy, Hemingway-esque style of this novel with its taut, short sentences. The story is both compelling and moving. This is the fourth and last book in a series about Joel, but I have not read the others and found that Journey to the End of the World reads very well as a stand-alone novel.”

School Librarian Journal vol 56 no.3 Autumn 2008

“A tale told with humour, compassion and sensitivity.”


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