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Foreign Fruit

Jojo Moyes

17 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance

The captivating RNA prize-winning novel.

Merham is a well-ordered 1950s seaside town: the kind of town in which everyone knows their place (and those who don't are promptly put in it). Lottie Swift, an evacuee who has grown up with the respectable Holden family, loves Merham, while the Holdens' daughter Celia chafes against the constraints of the town.

Now, almost fifty years on, Arcadia is returning to life, and its inhabitants stirring up strong feelings again. And prompting more than one person to look into their own romantic history and ask: Can you ever leave your past behind?

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Praise for Foreign Fruit

  • Wonderful full-blooded traditional storytelling, but with a fresh slant - Sarah Harrison

  • Tender and touching - Ottakar's Fiction Newsletter

  • Moyes evokes the strictures of time beautifully, as well as the enervating charms of a sleepy resort. - Good Housekeeping

  • If you liked Chocolat by Joanne Harris, you'll love FOREIGN FRUIT . . . blissful, romantic reading - Company

  • [She] deftly handles her involved plot, skillfully exploring the different family dynamics; her thoughtful tone and light touch makes this a delightful read - Publishers Weekly

  • Even if the sun isn't shining, this book will make you feel like it is . . . - Good Housekeeping

  • Believable characters, faithfully described scenery, horses and hounds, mud and mould, this is good, old-fashioned storytelling at its best. Destined to be a bestseller, the book has a beautifully designed cover and, once opened, it is almost impossible to stop reading - North Shore Times, Australia on Sheltering Rain

  • The characters are strong, believable and endearing - and will evoke recognition and sympathy from all ages . . . An enjoyable read - and a promising debut novel - Sunday Express on Sheltering Rain

  • '[she] deftly handles her involved plot, skillfully exploring the different family dynamics; her thoughtful tone and light touch makes this a delightful read' - Publishers Weekly

  • Moyes again proves herself a worthy successor to Maeve Binchy and Rosamund Pilcher with her second novel. - Publishers Weekly

  • Sheltering Rain made her a new star of the women's market; her second novel, about love lost and found, will not disappoint.

  • 'If you liked Chocolat by Joanne Harris, you'll love Foreign Fruit by Jojo Moyes . . . blissful, romantic reading' - Company

  • tender and touching - Ottakar's Fiction Newsletter

  • 'Blissful, romantic reading' - Company on Foreign Fruit

  • Good, old-fashioned storytelling at its best. Destined to be a bestseller, the book has a beautifully designed cover and, once opened, it is almost impossible to stop reading' - North Shore Times, Australia on Sheltering Rain

  • If you liked Chocolat by Joanne Harris, you'll love Foreign Fruit by Jojo Moyes . . . blissful, romantic reading - Company

  • Moyes evokes the strictures of time beautifully, as well as the enervating charms of a sleepy resort. - Good Housekeeping

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Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and three children.

Jojo has twice won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award: in 2011 for The Last Letter From Your Lover and in 2003 for Foreign Fruit. The Ship of Brides and Silver Bay were shortlisted for the 2005 and 2007 RNA award and Silver Bay was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Housekeeping 2007 Book of the Year award. You can read Jojo's blog or find out more from her website, www.jojomoyes.com, follow her on Twitter @jojomoyes or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jojo.moyes.