One Letter Different

One Letter Different Summary

A story from Joanna Cannon to stir the heart and awaken vital conversations about love.

On holiday with her parents in Yorkshire, Ellis befriends a boy in the next-door cottage and they walk the moors together in a landscape that demands their secrets and offers healing.


‘Inspired by Wuthering Heights, these tales of toxic relationships, an entirely disturbing episode of stalking and necrophilia, blighted lives and bleak landscapes reveal that contemporary responses to Emily Bronte’s endlessly controversial classic can be equally stark, cruel and shocking’ Daily Mail

‘Joanna Cannon’s exquisite story of sibling bereavement, One Letter Different, is another highlight. Her teenage protagonist, Ellis looks out to the Yorkshire moors in the final scene and echoes the last paragraph of Brontë’s book, with its fluttering moths, its peaceful tableau of nature, and the underlying message that a powerful enough love can stretch across, and triumph over, death’ Financial Times

‘In the wonderful, wistful One Letter Different by Joanna Cannon, two teenagers head to the moors in silent, secretive communion’ Daily Mail

About the author

Joanna Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical School
and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. Her most recent novel Three Things About Elsie was published in 2018 and was a top-ten hardback bestseller and her first novel The Trouble with Goats and Sheep was a
top-ten bestseller in both hardback and paperback and was
a Richard and Judy pick. She lives in the Peak District with
her family and her dog.

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