Three Things About Elsie by Joanna CannonThere 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. As she waits to be rescued, Florence 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?
From the author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, this book will teach you many things, but here are three of them:
1) The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever.
2) There is so very much more to anyone than the worst thing they have ever done.
3) Even the smallest life can leave the loudest echo.
Rate this book. The bestselling author of the The Trouble with Goats and Sheep delivers a suspenseful and emotionally satisfying novel about a lifelong friendship, a devastating secret, and the small acts of kindness that bring people together. 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. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light.
Joanna Canon is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling debut novel The Trouble With Goats And Sheep , which has sold over , copies in Britain alone and has been published in 15 countries.
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Here are three of them: The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever. There is so very much more to anyone than the worst thing they have ever done. Even the smallest life can leave the loudest echo. Living alone in sheltered accommodation, Florence begins to imagine all sorts of scenarios, where she is discovered by various staff members and friends. We all grow old, we all have memories and we all have friendships that we hold dear. Joanna Cannon explores these friendships and how important they are to us all, especially in a world that keeps on moving forward. Florence also takes the reader into her present life in sheltered housing.
No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf. January Book of the Month. Abundant in moving insights into identity and memory, this charming slice of humanity is as elegantly formed and sweetly satisfying as the Battenberg cake depicted on its cover. She wanted to be a scientist, to devise a world-changing invention, but instead she and Elsie ended up in a factory for the entirety of their working lives. I adored it. Joanne Owen.