Chocolat: (Chocolat 1) (Paperback)Joanne Harris (author)
Suffused with the aroma and tang of the chocolatier’s art, Harris’s sensuous evocation of passion and intrigue in a picturesque French village has attained the status of a modern classic.
When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial.
As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 23 mm
'Mouthwatering ... a feelgood book of the first order... your senses are left reeling. Read it.' - The Observer
'Is this the best book ever written? Truly excellent... Harris's achievement is not only in her story, in her insight and humour and the wonderful picture of small-town life in rural France, but also in her writing.' - The Literary Review
'Sensuous and thought-provoking ... subtle and brilliant.' - The Daily Telegraph
'A celebration of pleasure, of love, of tolerance.' - The Observer
'An addictive read... haunting, obsessive and just a little nutty, like a freshly made praline.' - Elisabeth Luard, author of Family Life
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“Decadent snacks required”
I adored every page of this book - it is magical, sensory and completely delicious. Joanne Harris has a way of capturing an atmosphere and transporting the reader to sleepy rural France. I started The Lollipop Shoes... More
A fantastic book, even better than the film for those who've seen it and are wondering whether to give the book a try. I was completely into all of the characters and the descriptions of the chocolate made me... More
“A lovely story”
My Mum gave me this book to read because it is among her favourites. I'm so glad she did.
The story is captivating. Alternating between boring rural france, almost edible descriptions of chocolate and huge... More
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