Advent calendar 13th December – What I’m reading now

Product Details imageJoanna Cannon and I have been Facebook and Twitter chums for a long time now and I have seen her writing go from insightful and moving blog posts written between shifts as a doctor in a hospital psychiatric unit to where she is now – poised on the verge of what I’m convinced is going to be a huge success when her first novel, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, is published in January.

I’m not going to say anything about the plot, but her 10 year old detectives, Grace and Tilly, are brilliantly drawn and I love the way that she creates characters – you can see that this is a writer who spends her life observing and picking up on cues that most would miss.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to add Joanna to my list of author interviews around publication, but even if I don’t, I’m sure I’ll be back to rave about this book again.

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2 Responses to Advent calendar 13th December – What I’m reading now

  1. Cat says:

    I have a copy of this on pre-order and I have read the first few pages as they were available on the ‘net. I am impatiently, very impatiently, waiting to read the rest of it. You do realise how fortunate you are?
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  2. Carole Blake says:

    I was lucky enough to be given a proof too & read it last month: I loved it. Once I started reading, I really didn’t want to put it down. The characters of the children are so beautifully drawn. I’m always nervous when reading work by friends, but after a few pages I knew I was reading something very special.