Three Things About Elsie
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Three Things About Elsie

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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



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 ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 330g
  • The Borough Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 000819694X
  • 9780008196943
  • 92,801

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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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About Joanna Cannon

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.
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Rating details

10,275 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2,979)
4 38% (3,900)
3 25% (2,547)
2 6% (654)
1 2% (195)
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