For all those who loved Chocolat - the second Vianne Rocher novel.
Joanne Harris's Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is the author of many other bestselling novels, including Lollipop Shoes, Peaches for Monsieur le Cure, and The Strawberry Thief, all also featuring Vianne Rocher. She has also written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and Different Class). Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass and flute in a band first formed when she was sixteen, and works in a shed in her garden.
Chocolat was a hard act to follow but Harris has managed it
in style * DAILY EXPRESS *
If Joanne Harris didn't exist, someone would have to invent her * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
Harris is as good at portraying the agonies of motherhood as she is at evoking the scent of bitter chocolate laced with cinnamon and chilli * THE SUNDAY TIMES *
This is Harris's best novel to date * FINANCIAL TIMES MAGAZINE *
A delicious urban fairytale, where killer shoes and Aztec myths battle it out with true love and the seductive power of chocolate * DAILY MAIL *