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An enlightening read that puts life, and everything in it, into perspective.

Three Things About Elsie : A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2018 - Joanna Cannon

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.

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Meet the Author - Joanna Cannon

Joanna Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical School and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. She started writing for therapy on a blog, and little did she know she would end up leaving her job as a psychiatrist and becoming a full-time writer with two published novels and a deal for a further two. “I wrote that blog to understand myself more”, she explained to The Guardian, “I think reading and writing is the best way of understanding your narrative from a safe position… reading is also an escape more than anything else”.

Her first novel The Trouble With Goats and Sheep was a top ten bestseller in both hardback and paperback and was selected for the WHSmith Richard and Judy Book Club.

Cannon’s second novel, Three Things About Elsie, tells the story of 84-year-old Florence, who has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she 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?

She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog.

Also by Joanna Cannon

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep - Joanna Cannon

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door' RACHEL JOYCE `A very special book' NATHAN FILER`An utter delight' SARAH WINMAN`A delight' PAULA HAWKINS`A treasure chest of a novel' JULIE COHEN`One of the standout novels of the year' HANNAH BECKERMAN`I didn't want the...

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