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Joanne Harris
Joanne Harris is a British author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. She has also written a DR WHO novella for the BBC, has scripted... show more



Joanne Harris is a British author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. She has also written a DR WHO novella for the BBC, has scripted guest episodes for the game ZOMBIES, RUN!, and is currently engaged in a number of musical theatre projects as well as developing an original drama for television.In 2000, her 1999 novel CHOCOLAT was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She also spends too much time on Twitter; plays flute and bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16; and works from a shed in her garden at her home in Yorkshire.

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Birth date: July 03, 1964
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 months ago
I didn't enjoy this collection as much as Harris' first. The first and last stories are the best and make nice bookends. The story about loss of a child is good as well. But the others, I felt a distant from, which is strange because I usually don't feel that way about Harris' work. She always ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 12 months ago
The Strawberry Thief returns us to the village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes and everyone’s favorite chocolate maker. Vivane’s Anouk is in Paris, but she, Rosette, and Roux are in Lansquenet. And then Rosette inherits some land. This doesn’t sit well with the man’s daughter or entirely with Roux. A...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 1 year ago
The purchase of this book was the product of a perfect storm (or a genius idea). Thor had just hit theaters. Amazon put this book on its daily deals list for under $1. I had to buy it. Fast forward nine years to where I have finally read it. It is hard for me to see this book as a novel. It read m...
Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it 2 years ago
This is the first of Harris' books I've read. I had difficulty at the beginning because of her sentence structure, but once I found the rhythm of her writing, and her protagonist's voice, I began to enjoy her attention to detail. For me, this was a "lose yourself in it" book, and I've ordered the ot...
Books Less Travelled
Books Less Travelled rated it 3 years ago
So, so, so good! I have always been big on Norse mythology, but have never really read many books about it. When I found this series, I couldn't wait to get started. I was hesitant at first, since my library only had it on audiobook, but now I'm SO glad it ended up that way! This is the first audiob...
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