A wickedly delicious confection, mouth-watering and alluring. A
woman of mysterious origins arrives with her daughter in a small,
tightly knit, southern French village. She opens a chocolate shop,
selling 'dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations', to
the fury of the village priest and his acolytes, who consider her
wares 'Sodom and Gomorrah through a straw'. Soon her influence
begins to percolate far beyond hot chocolate and fancy ribbons... A
very special book. (Kirkus UK)
TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF JOANNE HARRIS' BELOVED BESTSELLER
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY JOANNE HARRIS When a mysterious
stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of
Lansquenet with her daughter and opens an exotic chocolate boutique
directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a
serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the
beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As
passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community
takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the
sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle? Chocolat was Joanne Harris'
first book about Vianne Rocher,and was turned into a popular
Oscar-nominated film with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. The
story of Vianne and her daughters was continued in Lollipop Shoes,
and then in Peaches for Monsieur le Cure, and now in her new novel,
The Strawberry Thief. 'MOUTHWATERING...A FEELGOOD BOOK OF THE FIRST
ORDER...READ IT' OBSERVER
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