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Joanne Harris

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Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French 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, strumm
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The literary world is often somewhat contemptuous of children's books, those who write them and the adults who still enjoy reading them. This sentiment is both unfair and misplaced. Here's why.
1. Children's books are often far more difficult to write successfully than books for adults. Therefore, you're more likely to find them well-written, well-crafted and thoughtful. The reason? Children vote w Read more of this blog post »
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Deeply intelligent, thought-provoking collection of essays on a variety of topics, by Muslim women of all backgrounds and traditions: an absolute must for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding.
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I'm deeply conflicted about this novel. The initial premise is intriguing; the detective protagonist equally so, and yet I never got past the author's decision to insert himself so prominently into the story. It's quite a clever idea in the first ins ...more
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“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”
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“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.”
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“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
Ray Bradbury

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
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