Just heard her on Women's Hour- another book in Chocolate series- the Strawberry Thief. I love this series- getting DH to download this onto my Kindle. I need something to cheer me up & this could be it! Pure escapism.
Another Joanne Harris fan here. My favourite JH book is Five Quarters of the Orange , closely followed by Blackberry wine. They were not really part of the “Chocolat” series but there are some similarities in the settings etc. These 2 novels are quite a bit darker than the rest of her novels.
Just finished the new book - The Strawberry Thief. 4th in Chocolat series & I suspect the last. I have loved all the books except The Lollipop Shoes- which I found a bit slow. This one ties up a lot of loose ends- no spoilers but it does make sense of some of the old story lines in previous books. If it is the last I will miss Vianne but I have read all the books at least twice so this one will be an new ' old friend' 'in time. I can read all her books time & time again - if I feel a bit down I reach for one of them!
I've only just discovered her via an audio book of "A Different Class", absolutely excellent must read "Gentlemen and Players" which I gather is a forerunner.
As per a previous post I had been mixing her up with another author, Jane Harris, also very good. I will have to read the books set in France, I saw the film "Chocolat" a long time ago, but given the favourable comments on here, I'm very tempted to try some of her others.