The Strawberry Thief (Paperback)Joanne Harris (author)
Borne in on a breeze of magic, mystery and (of course) chocolate, Joanne Harris ends a seven-year break from her Chocolat series as new eddies stir the sleepy village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with the return of Vianne Rocher.
Faith. Secret. Magic. Murder...?
Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her youngest child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend.
But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray. Then the opening of a mysterious new shop in the place of the florist's across the square - one that mirrors the chocolaterie, and has a strange appeal of its own - seems to herald a change: a confrontation, a turbulence - even, perhaps, a murder . . .
What will the wind blow in today?
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 26 mm
'Sheer pleasure from start to finish...a delight' - James Runcie
'Compelling, captivating, incredibly moving...A perfect novel that shimmers with brilliance and truth
So wise, so atmospheric, so beautifully written' - Marian Keyes
'It will intrigue and charm readers every bit as much as Chocolat' - Monica Ali
'Beautifully written, enchanting yet oh-so real' - Independent
'Evocative...sure to delight fans of Chocolat' - Observer
'Deliciously compelling' - Prima
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“Great to be with old friends again....”
Welcome back to Lansquenet-sous-Tannes and Vianne Rocher’s chocolate shop. Years have gone by since she opened her chocolatier, her daughters are grown up and Reynauld, the priest became a dearest friend.
When old... More
“Mystical novel set in Gers, France”
It is 20 years since Chocolat by Joanne Harris was published (yes, really!)… and now comes a follow-up with Vianne Rocher, chocolatière extraordinaire once again at the heart of the story. It can quite happily be read... More
“A good read, even if you've never read Chocolat...”
I've never read Chocolat - or its two sequels - but found this worked perfectly well as a standalone novel.
Vianne and her younger daughter are happily settled in the small town of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes. Vianne... More
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