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The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris
  

The Lollipop Shoes

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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.

If you would like to read more books set in and around Paris, then go to the fabulous City-Lit Guide to Paris where you will find a plethora of titles featured.

If you like Joanne Harris you might also like to read books by Alice Munro, Barbara Erskine and Ian McEwan.

Synopsis

The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris

'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?'

'My mother, Vianne Rocher.'

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 - at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes, and everything begins to change...But this new friendship is not what it seems. Ruthless, devious and seductive, Zozie de l'Alba has plans of her own - 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 enemy...Herself.


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Reviews

'Chocolat was a hard act to follow but Harris has managed it in style.' DAILY EXPRESS

'A delicious urban fairytale, where killer shoes and Aztec myths battle it out with true love and the seductive power of chocolate.' DAILY MAIL

'Harris is as good at portraying the agonies of motherhood as she is at evoking the scent of chocolate laced with cinnamon and chilli.' SUNDAY TIMES

'This fairy-tale for grown-ups is iced with mouthwatering sugar and spice, but its centre is dark and mysterious.' YOU MAGAZINE, MAIL ON SUNDAY

'This is Harris's best novel to date.' FINANCIAL TIMES MAGAZINE

About the Author

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris was our Guest Editor in June 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

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.

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Publication date

21st April 2008

Author

Joanne Harris

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552773157

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