Joanne Harris "The Strawberry Thief" Launch Party
Thursday 4th April 2019
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Hampstead
Join us in store for the official launch of the long-anticipated, compelling new novel 'The Strawberry Thief' from the bestselling author of 'Chocolat'.
We are thrilled to be welcoming Joanne Harris to Waterstones Hampstead for live readings, chocolate and wine to celebrate the official launch of The Strawberry Thief, where she will be signing copies of the book at the end of the event.
Joanne will be interviewed by Prof. Kate Williams.
“Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' 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. The arrival of Narcisse's relatives, the departure of an old friend and 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 - all seem to herald some kind of change: a confrontation, a turbulence - even, perhaps, a murder...”
'Mouthwatering... a feelgood book of the first order... your senses are left reeling. Read it.' - The Observer on Chocolat
'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 on Chocolat
'Sensuous and thought-provoking... subtle and brilliant.' - The Daily Telegraph on Chocolat
Please join us for what promises to be a fun and highly enjoyable evening.
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