Three things about Elsie

 

 

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.

My Review

I really liked Joanna Cannon's first book but I absolutely loved this one. It really speaks from the heart about so many things. Exploring the idea of leaving something behind after we die is something that I think about a lot. Can we make a difference? Will we be rmembered? Is everything we do just a waste of time in the whole scheme of things? It's comical, tragic, funny and sad but leaves you thinking. Jo Cannon's keen observational eye is spot on in so many cases. It also says a lot about how we treat the elderly and I really engaged with Florence as she struggled to remember things. I didn't get the major plot twist until two thirds of the way through and even then there were more surprises to come. A story that is very different, engaging and about being kind to yourself.

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13.12 | 09:51

Bletchley park was where they broke the codes

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13.12 | 09:37

Code braking in ww2. X

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13.12 | 09:28

The book sounds great!

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12.12 | 21:49

It's currently only available in libraries but the author may publish a digital version in the future. Thanks for your comment.

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