Silent treatment - son
Caught in the act - neighbours
How to say it - 'no'
This April, you are invited to return to the world of Chocolat with the release of Joanne Harris's new novel, The Strawberry Thief. To celebrate its release, we’re offering you the chance to win a beautiful hardback copy of the book, along with a luxury hamper from Hotel Chocolat worth over £100.
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 and 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...
Praise for The Strawberry Thief:
‘So wise, so atmospheric, so beautifully written’ - Marian Keyes
‘It will intrigue and charm readers every bit as much as Chocolat’ - Monica Ali
‘It's sheer pleasure from start to finish. The Strawberry Thief is a delight’ - James Runcie
Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French author, whose books include 14 novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Twenty years ago, Joanne Harris’ multi-million-copy bestseller Chocolat captured the hearts of millions of readers the world over and was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE by the Queen.
The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris is out now and available online and from all good bookshops.
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