Three Things About Elsie

By Joanna Cannon

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

‘Cannon is so attuned to other people’s stories… a chronicler both of the human condition and the quotidian details which speak to who we are’ Guardian

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 …

Format: ebook
Release Date: 11 Jan 2018
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-819693-6
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.

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