Breaking & Mending by Joanna Cannon
Oct02

Breaking & Mending by Joanna Cannon

I read Breaking & Mending by Joanna Cannon because I’d loved her previous books, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Three Things About Elsie. But Breaking & Mending is different – because it’s a memoir. Before she became an author, Joanna Cannon was a doctor. And she was an unusual doctor in that she’d only gone to medical school in her 30s. Her ambition was to become a psychiatrist, and she achieved...

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Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
Mar02

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon was one of my absolute favourite books of 2017, so I was very excited about reading her second novel, Three Things About Elsie, even though it was still in hardback. As a rule, I don’t buy hardback books just because they’re too expensive, but I had some book tokens which I kept forgetting to spend and was worried would go out of date, so it seemed the sensible thing to do...

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The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Aug04

The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

After reading What She Knew, I felt a needed a break from thrillers and books about missing children, even though I do love them. So I was very pleased when my friend lent me The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, which I had seen a few people reading recently. In the long, hot summer of 1976, 10-year-old Grace and her best friend, Tilly, set out to track down their missing neighbour, Mrs Creasy. They believe God may be key to the...

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