Three Things About Elsie (Paperback)Joanna Cannon (author)
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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018
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 a man who died sixty years ago?
From the author of the Waterstones championed bestseller The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, this is a a restorative, wryly perceptive novel about growing up and growing old.
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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
'Cannon writes about mental disorder with affecting conviction and the twist, when it comes, is spectacular' - The Sunday Telegraph
'Your heart will finally crack in two on the last page.' - The Express
'Cannon's previous career as an NHS psychiatrist infuses her writing. She treats her characters with immense care and compasion' - The Observer
'Cannon writes with great insight and intelligence…highly entertaining' - The Times
'Powerful and profound' - The 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
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