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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.
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Shadows of the Short Days by Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson
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A marvellous, quirky, original fantasy novel set in a magical steampunk version of Reykjavik: teeming with magic, dense with detail and with characters that not only leap off the page, but poke you in the eye as they do. Highly recommended.
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This book comes with a hell of a quote by Stephen King: "If you like my stuff, you'll like this." And I can totally see why: as I was reading THE CHALK MAN, and its successor, THE TAKING OF ANNIE THORNE, I was frequently reminded of King's work - tho ...more
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My Name is Monster by Katie Hale
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A terrific piece of writing; tough and tender and insightful. Loved it.
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Vicious by V.E. Schwab
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This is terrific. With echoes of FLATLINERS and THE SECRET HISTORY, the story is perfectly paced, the characters nicely-rounded; the sense of menace beautifully rendered. Can't wait to read the next one.
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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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I've be-reading this, in all its fabulous, virtuoso weirdness, in the hope of recapturing what I felt when it first came out. And yes, it stands scrutiny, but I've also changed: I still love Murakami's voice, but I find him less surprising, and I rea ...more
The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris
"The line between song and myth is porous, and the Child Ballads have been fertile ground for Joanna M. Harris lately. “The Brown Girl” inspired A Pocketful of Crows, and now “The Great Silkie Of Sule Skerry” offers the starting point for The Blue..." Read more of this review »
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"Ever since I started reading Joanne M. Harris’ tales of Norse mythology, I have acquired an insatiable appetite for more. I can’t seem to get enough of her work with myths, lore and folk tales. When I saw that JMH was approaching the mythos of sea..." Read more of this review »
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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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