The long-awaited new CHOCOLAT novel from the multi-million-copy bestselling author Joanne Harris.
The compelling new novel from the author of the bestselling CHOCOLAT.
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 - 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 - Literary Review on Chocolat
Sensuous and thought-provoking...subtle and brilliant - Daily Telegraph on Chocolat
Joanne Harris was born of a French mother and English father, and spent most of her childhood holidays on the island of Noirmoutier, in southern Brittany and Nerac, in Gascony, where she was immersed in French village life, folklore and tradition. She is the author of two previous novels, 'Sleep, Pale Sister', and 'The Evil Seed'. Her fourth, 'Blackberry Wine' was published in March 2000 to great critical acclaim. Joanne lives in Yorkshire with her husband and young daughter.