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Joanna Cannon "Everything in life needs a really good coat of looking at"

Joanna Cannon "Everything in life needs a really good coat of looking at"

Today on BookD we talk to the author whose debut novel was talked about with such fervour and excitement months before it was even published.

Finally today is the day where we celebrate Joanna Cannon’s publication day of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep - we're delighted to have her on the show and know she’ll be back soon.

She’s a psychiatrist who started writing a blog to express what it was like to be effected by your patients in their darkest hour, and life inside the chaotic and vulnerable universe of the hospital. And then she got the bug and the result is this spectacular novel.

Co-host Charlotte Cray, also assistant editor of The Borough Press, sat down with Joanna to discuss everything from good and evil to how dogs can heal us, how Alan Bennett impacted her storytelling and why the hardest thing to do as a doctor is to certify a death.

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