The Trouble with Goats and Sheep (Paperback)Joanna Cannon (author)
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Mrs Creasy disappeared on a Monday.
I know it was a Monday, because it was the day the dustbin men came, and the avenue was filled with a smell of scraped plates.
England, the summer of 1976 and the heat is blazing and Mrs Creasy is missing.
The avenue is alive with whispers, as the heat mingles with the swirling dust of rumours and long-buried secrets, bringing old resentments to the surface.
For ten-year-old Grace and her best friend Tilly the mystery is a welcome distraction from the usual round of summer holiday boredom and as the summer shimmers endlessly on, they decide to take matters into their own hands.
Yet as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined...
Joanna Cannon's wonderful new novel, Three Things About Elsie, is out now.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
"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
"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
"Beautifully written." - Daily Express
"A unique and unforgettable debut." - Wall Street Journal
"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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