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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, given up her magical ways and stopped making chocolate, that is until a stranger blows in to town and gradually persuades Vianne to regain her chocolate making skills. Joanne Harris is on top form and it is a delight to re-visit these characters. Prepare for a battle of wills and magical skills as good and evil fight it out to the end. Enchanting.
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Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop.Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door.The wind has stopped â€“ at least for a while.Then into their lives blows Zozie de lâ€™Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes, and everything begins to changeâ€¦.
But this new friendship is not what it seems.Ruthless, devious and seductive, Zozie de lâ€™Alba has plans of her own â€“ plans that will shake their world to pieces.And with everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice; to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemyâ€¦..
|Publication date:||21st April 2008|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
Closing date: 01/08/2021
'If Joanne Harris didn't exist, someone would have to invent her.'
JENNI MURRAY, SUNDAY EXPRESS
'One of Britain's most popular novelists.'
'She is so terrific, she can write about anywhere, anything, anyone.'
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 ...More About Joanne Harris