Following two relatively niche novels, Joanne Harris achieved worldwide acclaim with her self-proclaimed ‘funny little book’ Chocolat, a delicious tale of belonging and temptation of which the Literary Review famously asked, ‘is this the best book ever written?’ Further tales in the Chocolat universe followed, but Harris has wasted no time in spreading her very capable wings into other genres, including the YA universe of the Rune series (written as Joanne M. Harris) and even a Doctor Who novella. Her Malbry series – based around the exploits at St Oswald’s Grammar school in the fictional town of Malbry – plays perfectly to Harris’s strengths, combining deft characterisation with a typically nuanced, multi-layered narrative. The latest in the Chocolat sequence, The Strawberry Thief, was published in 2019.
A gripping whodunit from the bestselling author of the Chocolat series, A Narrow Door sees St Oswald's Grammar School gain its first-ever female head teacher who’s determined not to let anything stand in her way – not even a body.
The Chocolat Series
Other Books by Joanne Harris
Writing as Joanne M. Harris
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