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Three Things About Elsie

by Joanna Cannon

Three Things About Elsie Synopsis

The Sunday Times Bestseller `Lovely, lovely, lovely... Sue Townsend meets Kate Atkinson meets Nina Stibbe' MARIAN KEYES `Powerful and profound' Guardian `Another sure-fire hit' Daily Mail `Funny, melancholy, acutely observant' Sunday Express 84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she considers the charming new resident who looks exactly like a man she once knew - a man who died sixty years ago. His arrival has stirred distant memories she and Elsie thought they'd laid to rest. Lying prone in the front room, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light ...

Three Things About Elsie Press Reviews

Praise for Three Things About Elsie: `Compassionate, thoughtful and tender, it is a novel exploring the pain of nostalgia and personal truths so painful we hide them even from ourselves' HANNAH BECKERMAN, Observer `A tale of ordinary lives and buried secrets ... a well-written, entertaining, effortless read with some arresting insights' Mail on Sunday `Charming, wise and profoundly human. I lived every page of this book' ERIN KELLY `Powerful and profound' Guardian `Irresistibly good-hearted ... captivating' Telegraph `Another sure-fire hit for Cannon ... abounds with Alan Bennett-esque humour, as well as heart-wrenching sadness' Daily Mail `Emotional, sweet, funny, hauntingly sad and poignant. I loved it' DJ Sara Cox, Stella `Funny, melancholy, acutely observant ... your heart will finally crack in two on the last page' Sunday Express `A warm, wise novel - brilliantly entertaining - that also manages to be a timely and profound take on ageing. I loved it' KATE HAMER `Light yet heartbreaking, a joy to read' i Newspaper `Funny, touching, and peppered with astute observations ... a future classic' CLARE MACKINTOSH, author of I Let You Go `[Cannon] conveys the legion indignities of overlooked old age with touching perception' Sunday Times Culture `A moving, bittersweet story' Good Housekeeping `Cannon is on her way to becoming a national treasure - no one does quirky, funny and soul-searing the way she does' Emerald Street `Poignant, witty and original' Woman & Home `More brilliant, generous storytelling... (a) funny, melancholic tale' Psychologies

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008196943
Publication date: 23rd July 2018
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publisher: The Borough Press an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 496 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Joanna Cannon

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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