The Strawberry Thief

The Strawberry Thief

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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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 28mm | 440g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781409170761
  • 64,208

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Sheer pleasure from start to finish...a delight James Runcie
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Sheer pleasure from start to finish...a delight -- James Runcie Compelling, captivating, incredibly moving...A perfect novel that shimmers with brilliance and truth So wise, so atmospheric, so beautifully written -- Marian Keyes It will intrigue and charm readers every bit as much as Chocolat -- Monica Ali Beautifully written, enchanting yet oh-so real * Independent * Evocative...sure to delight fans of Chocolat * Observer * Deliciously compelling * Prima *
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About Joanne Harris

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, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.
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5,914 ratings
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4 38% (2,237)
3 18% (1,076)
2 4% (220)
1 1% (47)
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