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Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into a major film starring Juliette Binoche), Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Jigs & Reels, and, with Fran Warde, The French Kitchen: A Cookbook. She lives in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, with her husband and daughter.

Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on JOANNE HARRIS

I have thoroughly enjoyed all Joanne Harris’s books but Gentlemen and Players I quite simply adored. I loved the character Roy Straightley, an aging Classic’s teacher with a dicky heart, clinging tenaciously to honest old values, his delightfully ironic sense of humour, his warmth, his dedication. In his secure hands we are led into such a gripping story with so many twist and turns that my only sadness was that it had to end.

If you like Joanne Harris you might also like to read books by Barbara Trapido, Deborah Harkness and Jane Fallon.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Joanne Harris

Different Class by Joanne Harris
Different Class
Joanne Harris
After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go - the clowns, the rebels, the underdogs, and those he calls his Brodie boys. But every so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris
The Gospel of Loki
Joanne Harris
As the title suggests, this is a retelling of the Norse myths from the point of view of Loki, the Trickster God. He is a figure often thought of as ‘evil’ though I have never believed this. Tricksters are a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
A Cat, a Hat, and a Piece of String by Joanne Harris
A Cat, a Hat, and a Piece of String
Joanne Harris
A collection of short stories from an author who writes both human tales and those with a slightly mystical/fey element to them. Some reintroduce the same characters later on, some bring in an element of danger that has you really...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure Chocolat 3 by Joanne Harris
Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure Chocolat 3
Joanne Harris
A fascinating novel. In one way comforting, as you find yourself back in the village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes for a third time (Chocolat and The Lollipop Shoes). In another challenging and a little unsettling, as Harris addresses how the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2013
Peaches for Monsieur le Cure by Joanne Harris
Peaches for Monsieur le Cure
Joanne Harris
June 2012 Book of the Month. A fascinating novel. In one way comforting, as you find yourself back in the village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes for a third time (Chocolat and The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/05/2012
Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris
Blueeyedboy
Joanne Harris
April 2011 Book of the Month. A brilliantly plotted thriller from the author of Chocolat. This tale of a highly dysfunctional family is gripping, humorous and ever so slightly chilling. Joanne...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011
Blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris
Blueeyedboy
Joanne Harris
April 2010 Book of the Month. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 13 May 2010. A brilliantly plotted thriller from the author of Chocolat. This tale of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2010
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris
The Lollipop Shoes
Joanne Harris
The much anticipated sequel to Chocolat, The Lollipop Shoes is set 5 years after we left Vianne and her daughter Anouk. Vianne now has another daughter and the three of them live in Montmartre. Vianne has changed their names,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2008
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Runemarks
Joanne Harris
Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 30 May. A huge and dramatic, soap opera of a novel full of old world magic and larger than life characters. Maddy knows that she is different from everyone else in her village: she was born with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2007
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris
The Lollipop Shoes
Joanne Harris
The much anticipated sequel to Chocolat, The Lollipop Shoes is set 5 years after we left Vianne and her daughter Anouk. Vianne now has another daughter and the three of them live in Montmartre. Vianne has changed their names,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2007
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
Gentlemen and Players
Joanne Harris
One of Anne Berry's favourite books. So different from her lyrical, female-based French novels for this one is set in an English Grammar School and is very much a thriller. Fast-paced and suspenseful, with an unexpected twist, it flows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2006
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
Gentlemen and Players
Joanne Harris
Joanne Harris, Whitbread shortlisted but better known for her French & Food novels, takes a radical and thrilling departure with her latest. Revenge, mystery and very clever plotting makes this one of her most accomplished to date. Comparison: Patrick Redmond,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2005
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Chocolat
Joanne Harris
Into a small rural French village comes a mysterious woman, Vianne, her young daughter and the child’s invisible rabbit. They open a chocolate shop opposite the church. It is Lent and a strange war breaks out between the church and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2000

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