‘A splendid debut …Forensic period detail and pithy exchanges between characters give the novel the feel of a Seventies sitcom …a wonderful achievement’ DAILY MAIL

‘Cannon specialises, beautifully, in making concrete the abstract … a superior debut’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Vibrant and funny…imagine Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, set in 1970s English suburbia’ GUARDIAN

‘Successfully capturing the claustrophobia of suburban life… Cannon paints a sympathetic and nuanced portrait of society’s misfits’ THE INDEPENDENT

‘Beautifully written’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Sweet, nostalgic and funny’ THE SUN ON SUNDAY

‘Wry, acutely observant and brilliantly claustrophobic’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Fresh and vivid, this intriguing debut is a perceptive coming-of-age tale’ SUNDAY EXPRESS


After three days of sales, THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP enters the Sunday Times bestseller list at number 7, and reaches number 3 the following week …

And on 27th March 2016, it enters the top ten again, eight weeks after publication.

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GOATS AND SHEEP reaches number 2 in The Times Saturday chart

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… and continues to ride high in The Evening Standard chart of London’s bestsellers

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‘Moments of complete elation and devastating grief, intensely moving emotion and nail-biting tension … an honest, insightful book’ – THE INDEPENDENT on The Trouble With Goats and Sheep



In depth interviews in Good Housekeeping and The Times …


Stylist Magazine lists Goats and Sheep as one of January’s most exciting reads




Fabulous Magazine chooses Goats and Sheep as one of its picks for January



Joanna Cannon chosen as one of The Observer’s ‘new faces in fiction 2016’




Goats and Sheep was chosen as one of The Observer’s ‘books to look out for’ in 2016


The Daily Express described Goats and Sheep as ‘beautifully written’, and included it in their round up of 2016 highlights

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The Independent reviewed Goats and Sheep as one of its debut fiction highlights

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Prima Magazine chose Goats and Sheep as one of its 12 picks for 2016


The Bookseller chose Goats and Sheep as an editor’s pick for January



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