Joanne Harris





Joanne Harris

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July 03, 1964

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Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley in 1964, of a French mother and an English father. She studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels; The Evil Seed (1989), Sleep, Pale Sister (1993) and Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.

Since then, she has written five more novels; Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, and, most recently, Gentlemen and Players, plus; Jigs & Reels, a collection of short stories and,...more


Average rating: 3.79 · 130,260 ratings · 10,291 reviews · 56 distinct works · Similar authors
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Five Quarters of the Orange
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Blackberry Wine
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 7,704 ratings — published 1999 — 44 editions
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The Girl with No Shadow (Ch...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 8,830 ratings — published 2007 — 72 editions
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Gentlemen and Players
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 7,190 ratings — published 2005 — 55 editions
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Holy Fools
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 5,088 ratings — published 2003 — 44 editions
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Coastliners
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 4,771 ratings — published 2002 — 52 editions
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Peaches for Father Francis ...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 3,806 ratings — published 2007 — 43 editions
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Sleep, Pale Sister
3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 2,245 ratings — published 1994 — 34 editions
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“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”
Joanne Harris, Chocolat

“I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.”
Joanne Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange

“Children are knives, my mother once said. They don’t mean to, but they cut. And yet we cling to them, don’t we, we clasp them until the blood flows.”
Joanne Harris, The Girl with No Shadow

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