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Three Things About Elsie


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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

About the Author

Joanna Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical School and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog. The Trouble With Goats and Sheep is her first novel.


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

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