Publication Date: 26/07/2018 ISBN: 9780008196943 Category:

Three Things About Elsie

Joanna Cannon

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 26/07/2018 ISBN: 9780008196943 Category:
Paperback / Softback




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 …

Publisher Review

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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