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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep (Hardback)
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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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England,1976. Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands. And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined...

'Like Mark Haddon in the Curious Incident of the dog in the night time, Cannon represents the world through the eyes of a child, sensitively and intelligently, and highlights the everyday absurdity of grown-ups.' - The Independent

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008132163
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 227 x 159 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`A splendid debut ...Forensic period detail and pithy exchanges between characters give the novel the feel of a Seventies sitcom ...a wonderful achievement' DAILY MAIL

`Cannon specialises, beautifully, in making concrete the abstract ... a superior debut' SUNDAY TIMES

`Vibrant and funny...imagine Donna Tartt's The Secret History, set in 1970s English suburbia' GUARDIAN

`Successfully capturing the claustrophobia of suburban life... Cannon paints a sympathetic and nuanced portrait of society's misfits' THE INDEPENDENT

`Beautifully written' DAILY EXPRESS

`Sweet, nostalgic and funny' THE SUN ON SUNDAY

`Wry, acutely observant and brilliantly claustrophobic' MAIL ON SUNDAY

`Fresh and vivid, this intriguing debut is a perceptive coming-of-age tale' SUNDAY EXPRESS

`A unique and unforgettable debut' WALL STREET JOURNAL

`A very special book that makes us think about ourselves and others more deeply ... a terrific pageturner' NATHAN FILER

`An utter delight. Perceptive, funny, dark, moving. And so beautifully written. I loved it' SARAH WINMAN

`A quirky, moving and beautifully written tale of suburban life in 1970s Britain, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a delight from start to finish' PAULA HAWKINS

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“A wonderful book”

The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, by Joanna Cannon is one of those books which waylaid me at work and wouldn't let me go until I'd finished it. In fact, I'm thinking I've not been as excited... More

Hardback edition
2nd January 2016
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Leilah at Doncaster

“Less wool, more wise...”

Truths: This novel contains no actual goats, but does have a couple of fantastic kids. It doesn’t contain sheep, either. Sorry livestock fans. But wool or no, Joanna Cannon has proved herself to be a first-rate... More

Hardback edition
4 similar books recommended
8th January 2016
Helpful? Upvote 111

“A triumph, a joy, a gift to the reader.”

Every now and again a debut novel comes along that creates such a buzz that it is almost impossible to ignore. Debut buzz can be created for many reasons, and by many people, and can sometimes be as much as a... More

Hardback edition
16th November 2015
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