Three Things About Elsie

Three Things About Elsie

A Novel

Book - 2018 | First Scribner hardcover edition
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"A novel set in England about eighty-four-year-old Florence, a resident in a nursing home, who has fallen in her apartment, leading her to think about her childhood friend and the secrets of their past that are about to come to light"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501187384
1501187384
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 22 cm

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Readyreader1st
Jan 19, 2019

I've never had a problem finishing a book, because I love to read and figure at some point it is going to just kick in but I just could not go beyond 3 chapters on this, nothing about it could pic my interest. Will go down in my books as a non reader Hopefully the only one

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Alphacat
Nov 26, 2018

I love this author. She also wrote The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. She does a good job of developing the characters and there is lots of intrigue. Both are a great read.

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CloudyDayReader
Oct 04, 2018

This is a great book, the characters and relationships are described so well. I have been telling my friends about it. It starts a little slow but picks up the pace as the mystery unfolds.

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Jersey_Girl
Sep 21, 2018

I am not sure what to say about this book other than it is very good. A good read. It takes place in an Assisted Living Home located somewhere in the countryside in England. Florence and her friend Elsie and a retired General hang out together and pretty much drive the staff crazy. Things get interesting when a new man shows up to live in the home. One major problem....Elsie and Florence know him from when they were in their 20's. In fact, about 60 years before, they attended his funeral!!! AND he is not going by the name he had been using back then. Some strange things start happening to Florence....and the three are pretty sure the "dead man" is causing them. Florence, Elsie and the General work together to try and figure out what is going on, why has he come to this place where Florence and Elsie live? And most important of all, why isn't he dead? As the story unfolds, the 3 sleuths will work to answer those questions and it will take a hilarious group trip to the seaside to help get some of the answers. By the way, be prepared for a pretty stunning ending.

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