Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Three Things About Elsie

By Joanna Cannon

  • Release Date: 2018-01-11
  • Genre: Literary
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Description

There are three things you should know about Elsie.
The first thing is that she’s my best friend.
The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better.
And the third thing… might take a little bit more explaining.

84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, this book will teach you many things, but here are three of them:
1) The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever.
2) There is so very much more to anyone than the worst thing they have ever done.
3) Even the smallest life can leave the loudest echo.

Reviews

Praise for Three Things About Elsie:

‘Funny, melancholy, acutely observant … your heart will finally crack in two on the last page’ Sunday Express

‘Cannon is on her way to becoming a national treasure – no one does quirky, funny and soul-searing the way she does’ Emerald Street

‘Charming, wise and profoundly human. I lived every page of this book’ ERIN KELLY

‘Powerful and profound’ Guardian

‘Poignant, witty and original’ Woman & Home

‘More brilliant, generous storytelling… (a) funny, melancholic tale’ Psychologies

‘A moving, bittersweet story’ Good Housekeeping

‘A warm, wise novel – brilliantly entertaining – that also manages to be a timely and profound take on ageing. I loved it’ KATE HAMER

‘A real treasure from Joanna Cannon’s wry and amusing world, where the long view from the day-room is at once poignant and perceptive’ JAMES HANNAH

About the author

Joanna Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical School and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. Her first novel The Trouble With Goats and Sheep was a top ten bestseller in both hardback and paperback and was a Richard and Judy pick. She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog.

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