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Three Things About Elsie (Paperback)
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Three Things About Elsie (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 26/07/2018
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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
ISBN: 9780008196943
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm

Waterstones Says
Like her triumphant debut The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Cannon’s latest mystery is a deftly funny, sharply observed evocation of human frailty and resilience.

MEDIA REVIEWS

'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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“It is impossible not to love this book....”

We all loved Joanna Cannon's debut novel " The Trouble with Goats and Shhep " and I myself was really looking forward to reading her second one.

It was literally impossible for me not to love this... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
2nd November 2017
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“Simply Wonderful”

What a stunning book about how powerful small acts of kindness really are and growing old.
Florence has fallen and is waiting to be rescued, Florence has been lifelong friends with Elsie and as she tells her story a... More

Hardback edition
28th September 2017
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“Read this whilst drinking tea and eating cake!”

It has been written with honesty and charisma. You can not help but be drawn to this story of friendship, shared memories and clever characterisation. It is a patchwork of everyday occurrences. This book has a unique... More

Hardback edition
12th October 2017
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