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Fiction; The Trouble With Goats and Sheep; By Joanna Cannon; Borough Press, €17.25

8th May, 2016
Joanna Cannon: an assured debut Picture: Philippa Gedge

‘What are you going to do this summer?” Grace’s mother asks her when school breaks for the holidays. “Find God,” the precocious ten-year-old answers. What she is really looking for, however, is Mrs Creasy from down the road.

Mrs Creasy lives at Number 8, The Avenue, and she has been missing for more than 24 hours. Her devoted husband and many friends have not been able to find a...

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