Friday 12 February 2016

Book Beginnings on Fridays - The Trouble With Goats and Sheep

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


This week my book beginning is from The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon.


Mrs Creasy disappeared on a Monday.

I know it was a Monday, because it was the day the dustbin men came, and the avenue was filled with a smell of scraped plates.

'What's he up to?' My father nodded at the lace in the kitchen window. Mr Creasy was wandering the pavement in his shirtsleeves.


The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 

Book Description:

Summer, 1976


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.


But as doors and mouths begin to open and the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find more than they could have imagined...  



  1. It's not coming out here until July and it's driving me crazy! I may just order from a UK store and pay the huge shipping.

  2. Sounds like a book I'd enjoy, especially since it features ten-year-old sleuths. That's clever description in the opening, especially of the smell of garbage in the opening.
    My Friday post features THE HURRICANE SISTERS.

  3. This sounds like a fun book.

    I love the cover too. Great names for the characters.


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    My Book Beginnings

  4. I like the cover and title, but I don't think this is for me. Hope you enjoy it.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  5. I like the sound of this and will have to add it to my list for when it comes out - I agree it would be fun to see what 10 year old sleuths find out. Here's my Friday meme


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