Three things about Elsie - Joanna Cannon

Jacket Image
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9780008196912
Published:
11 Jan 2018
Publisher:
The Borough Press
Dimensions:
464 pages: 227 x 159 x 38mm

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

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 like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, 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.

Joanna Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical School and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. Her most recent novel Three Things About Elsie was published in 2018 and was a top ten hardback bestseller and 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.