JOANNE HARRIS is an Anglo-French author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. In 2000, her 1999 novel CHOCOLAT was adapted to the screen. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.
So wise, so atmospheric, so beautifully writtenLansquenet-sous-Tannes is a place of magic and mysteries, and Harris excels in this delicate balance of realism and enchantment. In The Strawberry Thief, we meet old friends and new, uncover long-held secrets and, along the way, explore the nature of guilt, responsibility and love. It will intrigue and charm readers every bit as much as ChocolatSometimes you open [a] book, start reading, and find that it's sheer pleasure from start to finish. The Strawberry Thief is a delightCompelling, captivating, incredibly moving, The Strawberry Thief whirls you into a thrilling world you will never forget. Harris's Vianne is unforgettable and courageous, and Lansquenet-sous-Tannes is depicted with such heart and beautiful detail. A perfect novel that shimmers with brilliance and truth