Publication Date: 04/03/1999 ISBN: 9780552998482 Category:


Joanne Harris

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 04/03/1999 ISBN: 9780552998482 Category:
Paperback / Softback




Lose yourself in Chocolat – the mesmerising and heart-warming bestseller that celebrates kindness, courage and chocolate. Multi-million copy bestselling author Joanne Harris’s delightful novel set in rural France is perfect for fans of Victoria Hislop, Fiona Valpy, Maggie O’Farrell and Rachel Joyce.

‘A feel-good book of the first order. One to curl up with… Read it’ — OBSERVER
‘Sensuous and thought-provoking… subtle and brilliant’ — DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘You are transported to another world. It’s perfect escapism.’ — ***** Reader review
‘A wonderful story told by a world-class storyteller.’ — ***** Reader review
‘I became totally immersed in this story. I loved it.’ — ***** Reader review

In the small French village of Lansquenet, nothing much has changed in a hundred years. Then an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, blows in on the changing wind with her young daughter, and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church. Soon the villagers cannot keep away, for Vianne can divine their most hidden desires.

But it’s the beginning of Lent, the season of abstinence, and Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock. Perhaps even a witch.

If Vianne’s chocolaterie is to survive, it will take kindness, courage and a little bit of magic…

Chocolat is Joanne Harris’s first book about Vianne Rocher, and was turned into the Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. The story of Vianne and her daughters continues in The Lollipop Shoes, Peaches for Monsieur le Cure, and The Strawberry Thief.

Publisher Review

Mouthwatering ... a feelgood book of the first order ... your senses are left reeling. Read it * Observer * Is this the best book ever written? Truly excellent ... Harris's achievement is not only in her story, in her insight and humour and the wonderful picture of small-town life in rural France, but also in her writing * Literary Review * Sensuous and thought-provoking ... subtle and brilliant * Daily Telegraph * A celebration of pleasure, of love, of tolerance * Observer * An addictive read ... haunting, obsessive and just a little nutty, like a freshly made praline -- Elisabeth Luard, author of "Family Life"

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