Joanna Cannon - The Trouble with Goats & Sheep (2nd Hand Paperback)
Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbours blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren’t convinced.
As the summer shimmers endlessly on, the girls decide to take matters into their own hands. Inspired by the local vicar, they go looking for God - they believe that if they find Him they might also find Mrs. Creasy and bring her home.
Spunky, spirited Grace and quiet, thoughtful Tilly go door to door in search of clues. The cul-de-sac starts to give up its secrets, and the amateur detectives uncover much more than ever imagined. As they try to make sense of what they’ve seen and heard, a complicated history of deception begins to emerge. Everyone on the Avenue has something to hide, a reason for not fitting in.
In the suffocating heat of the summer, the ability to guard these differences becomes impossible. Along with the parched lawns and the melting pavement, the lives of all the neighbours begin to unravel.
What the girls don’t realise is that the lies told to conceal what happened one fateful day about a decade ago are the same ones Mrs. Creasy was beginning to peel back just before she disappeared.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2016 (Harper Collins)
- ISBN : 9780008132170
- SKU : B000677
- PPC : SP390gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 2.
"A quirky moving and beautifully written tale of life in 70's Britain . . . a delight from start to finish" - Paula Hawkins, author of Girl on the Train.
"This book was an absolute joy to read."
"This is a marvellous novel, written in a lighter toe but dealing with some very important and weighty subjects. The part when the girls are in church and the vicar is talking about sheep and goats was laugh out loud funny. I read some of that to my husband. Ultimately this is a novel about friendship and a heat laden summer when two young girls learn a far more valuable lesson than they ever expected." - Goodreads Reviews.
She worked as a junior doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog. Cannon is best known for her debut novel The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, published in 2016, which was shortlisted for the British Book Industry Awards.