The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is one of this year’s most hotly talked about debut novels. When neighbour Mrs Creasy goes missing during the heatwave of 1976, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly turn amateur detective to find her. The novel considers secrets, friendship and the challenges we can all face to find our fit in society.
Joanna Cannon’s The Trouble with Goats and Sheep received rave reviews and charted at number three in the Sunday Times top ten bestseller list. A psychiatric doctor, Joanna is fascinated by words, stories and people, especially those dwelling in the fringes of society. She lives in the Peak District with her family and dog and is currently working on her second novel.
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