Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

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Three Things About Elsie Read Online Free - 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. 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.

Title : Three Things About Elsie
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ISBN : 0008196915
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 464 pages


Simon rated it ★★★★★

December 03, 2017

Anyone who knows me will know how much I loved Joanna’s debut, I loved this even more. It’s about getting old, it’s about being young, it’s about the ripples our lives leave, the stories we tell ourselves and each other. It’s also about finding those long seconds that make a difference and all th...

Dem rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2018

3.5 Stars This was BBC Radio 2 Book club read for January and I have enjoyed many of of the reads on this list. Three things about Elsie is sentimental, witty and a charming read about ageing, memory loss and friendship. The novel opens with the main character, 84 year old Florence lying on the f...

Helene Jeppesen rated it ★★★★☆

February 03, 2018

What a precious and heart-warming story! “Three Things about Elsie” starts out with Florence lying alone on the floor in her home for elderly people. No one seems to ever find her, so she has a lot of time to reflect back on her life and she takes us readers along with her on those reminiscenses....

Gary rated it ★★★★★

December 09, 2017

After reading and enjoying the debut novel,The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by author Joanna Cannon I jumped at the chance of reading this novel. This book just got better and better and on finishing left me reflecting on what I had just read. Without giving anything away I was blown away by the...

Emer rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 14, 2018

I'm torn. This was so frustratingly cliched but it also had a purity of emotion... Those last few pages really got me. But before that I was irritated by the obviousness of the plot devices that were used to tell Florence's story. If this book hadn't been so keen on attempting to shroud aspects o...

Chrissie rated it ★★★☆☆

February 05, 2018

So did I like this? Well, sort of. I am wavering between two and three stars. There are some really good lines--some humorous, some perceptive and philosophically wise. It was the lines that drew me to the book from the start and what I most like having now finished it. For me though, some lines t...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

February 18, 2018

I love this story. As it's not a conventional read it is difficult to categorise but if you think nostalgic cosy drama with a bit of a mystery and some dark comedy that should cover it! I don't want to spoil anything so I'll say no more except that I highly recommend this one. I read 'The trouble w...

Gumble's Yard rated it ★★★☆☆

April 21, 2018

Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize for fiction. Joanna Cannon’s second book after her best-selling debut novel The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, which I seem to have been almost alone in strongly disliking, according it one of my rare 1* ratings, a review which concluded with a list of what I s...

Michael rated it ★★★★★

January 21, 2018

If there is one theme that is a prominent crossover from Joanna Cannon's debut novel The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is something missing. But while we were dealing with a missing women in book one, here we are presented with a woman losing herself as memory fades. Set in an old people’s home, T...

Jules rated it ★★★★☆

March 08, 2018

This author’s first book, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, caught my attention with its intriguing title. This time, Three Things About Elsie lured me in with its tasty Battenberg cake cover. It makes me think of my childhood, of saving the marzipan until last, of not having a gluten intolerance...

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