Fiction and a few cookbooks
* Steven's reading // * Have read
1 - The Evil Seed (1989)
2 - Sleep, Pale Sister (1993)
3 - Chocolat (1999)
4 - Blackberry Wine (2000)
5 - Five Quarters of the Orange (2001)
6 - The French Kitchen, A Cook Book (2002)
7 - Coastliners (2002)
8 - Holy Fools (2003)
9 - Jigs & Reels (2004)
10 - Gentlemen & Players (2005)
11 - The French Market (2005)
12 - The Lollipop Shoes (2007)
(USA: The Girl with No Shadow
April 8, 2008)
13 - Runemarks (2007 UK / 2008 USA)
14 - Blueeyedboy (1 April 2010 UK)
15 - Runelight (September 2011 UK)
16 - Peaches for Monsieur le Curé - May 2012
(USA: Peaches For Father Francis,
17 - A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String
- October 2012
18 - The Gospel of Loki (February 2014),
as Joanne M. Harris
19 - The Little Book of Chocolat (March 2014)
with Fran Warde
20 - The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time
Traveller (October 2014) Dr Who novella.
21 - Different Class (2016)
22 - A Pocketful of Crows (2017)
a folklore-inspired novella
23 - The Testament of Loki (2018)
Did you know:
She works from a shed in her garden in a little wood in Yorkshire.
...for the enjoyment
and passion of words,
thoughts, visuals and disciplines. Page updated: November 05, 2018
is her third book
- the first of three in the Chocolat trilogy series.
In 2000, her 1999 novel "Chocolat" was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.
Born: July 3, 1964 (age 54 in 2018), Barnsley, United Kingdom.
She is an Anglo-French author, whose books include 19 novels, two cookbooks and many short stories.
1 - Chocolat
2 - The Lollipop Shoes / The Girl with No Shadow
3 - Peaches for Monsieur le Curé / Father Francis
Cookbook "The Little Book of Chocolat"
Chocolat Trilogy Series +
Joanne was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2013.
One of the things that writing has taught me is that fiction has a life of its own. Fictional places are sometimes more real than the view from our bedroom window. Fictional people can sometimes become as close to us as our loved ones. I remember the first time I realised this, aged 10, reading Lord of the Flies, sobbing over the fictional death of a fictional boy in a fictional place. Because the author had made it real, real enough to believe in. That was the moment when, in my heart, I knew that I wanted to be something more than just a finger on the page, following the printed lines. I wanted to drive the dream machine. More than that, I wanted to own it.
But the dream machine has a habit of taking over the controls for itself. In 2000 my book Chocolat, a funny little story about a woman called Vianne Rocher, her daughter Anouk and their chocolaterie, rather surprisingly became first a word-of-mouth bestseller, then an Oscar-nominated movie. Suddenly, I was a success. My words were translated into more than 50 languages, my characters were known all over the world, and everywhere people were trying to find the (fictional) village in which they lived. - Joanne Harris: my return to the world of 'Chocolat’ Read the full article