Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure

It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in which eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But returning to her old home, Vianne is completely unprepared for what she is to find there. Women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea - and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret.

Review:

Vianne -- unconventional, good-hearted, slightly magical -- blows in like a refreshing breeze, forcing people to question their prejudices. A delight.
-- The Times

A delightful jumble of the sensuous sights, sounds and smells the author describes so well.
-- Glamour

Her characteristic love affair with texture, scents, smells and sounds immerses the reader in a bath of seductive imagery in a brave and grippingly confected story.
-- The Sunday Times
Author:
Joanne Harris
Format:
Paperback

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It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in which eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But returning to her old home, Vianne is completely unprepared for what she is to find there. Women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea - and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret.

Review:

Vianne -- unconventional, good-hearted, slightly magical -- blows in like a refreshing breeze, forcing people to question their prejudices. A delight.
-- The Times

A delightful jumble of the sensuous sights, sounds and smells the author describes so well.
-- Glamour

Her characteristic love affair with texture, scents, smells and sounds immerses the reader in a bath of seductive imagery in a brave and grippingly confected story.
-- The Sunday Times

Product details

Author:
Joanne Harris
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers (Random House)
Imprint:
Doubleday
ISBN:
9780385619226
Audience:
General
Pages:
464
Width (mm):
153
Length (mm):
234
Additional Info:
Joanne Harris is the author of Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film in 2000, with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), and ten more bestselling novels. Her work is published in over fifty countries and has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide. Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge and spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Yorkshire with her family, plays bass in a band first formed when she was sixteen, works in a shed in her garden, likes musical theatre and old sci-fi, drinks rather too much caffeine, spends far too much time online and occasionally dreams of faking her own death and going to live in Hawaii.
Weight (g):
602

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