Review – The Trouble with Goats and Sheep @harpercollinsuk @boroughpress

Joanna Canon 2016 Borough Press

I thoroughly enjoyed this tender book set during the legendary 1976 British heatwave. 

From the back

Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten year olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands.

Driven by the notion that The Lord is our Shepherd, the Girls set out to find God in their neighbourhood, believing that once He is there, Mrs Creasy will find her way home.

Beautifully written capturing the way children make literal interpretations and strive to appear grown up by sharing the snippets of what they hear, this book made me smile numerous times as well as being sad and poignant.

Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door. Rachel Joyce Author, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

As the search continues the community look back on past woes and wrongdoings as they attempt to understand why Mrs Creasy would leave.

Absolutely my type of book, detailing the lives, loves, sorrows and secrets of this nostalgic community where neighbours knew each other and endless summers equalled adventures for curious children.

A popular book for those who’ve enjoyed anything by Rachel Joyce or My Name is Leon, When God was a Rabbit or The Museum of You.

A 5 star read for me!

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