Three Things About Elsie
There are three things you should know about Elsie.
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 like a man who died sixty years ago?
Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction
Praise for The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: `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
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.