By Christina Kellberg
Kupongtjuven är en fascinerande, välskriven personlig memoarbok.
Den utspelar sig i ransoneringstid bland Klarabohemerna i 1940-talets Stockholm, där Apelsinmannen återigen är ett nav för händelser. Det är en berättelse om Christina Kellbergs egen mormor Chris. Hon sålde ransoneringskuponger och dömdes until eventually fängelse och offentlig vanära. Det är berättelsen om en dold familjehemlighet och dess konsekvenser i livet för tre generationers kvinnor.
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Kupongtjuven by Christina Kellberg