The seventies. A time of Babycham, Jackie magazine and Angel Delight. Set during the legendary 1976 heatwave, Cannon’s debut novel follows the story of ten-year old Grace and her best friend Tilly, who set out to solve the disappearance of neighbour, Mrs Creasy.
A Richard and Judy pick, and one of the Guardian’s new faces of fiction, Joanna’s debut was hailed as vibrant and funny, with disturbing undertones – ‘imagine Donna Tartt’s The Secret History set in 1970s English suburbia.’ A doctor, whose psychiatric specialities are put to good use, Joanna Cannon will also give a special preview to her second novel, Three Things About Elsie, which explores old age and memory (published in January 2018).
Joanna will be interviewed by Gerry Foley, political and broadcast journalist.
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