• Chocolat

    Joanne Harris

    Séduites par Lansquenet, Vianne Rocher et sa fille Anouk décident d'y établir leur chocolaterie. Mais dans ce petit village du sud-ouest de la France, le père Reynaud veille sur ses ouailles comme la cuisinière surveille le lait sur le feu. Aussi voit-il en l'ouverture de La céleste Praline l'oeuvre d'une sorcière. Et s'il avait raison?

    Joanne Harris nous offre une ode gourmande à la tolérance et au plaisir. Adapté au cinéma avec Juliette Binoche et Johnny Depp dans les rôles-titres, Chocolat s'est vendu à plus de douze millions d'exemplaires dans cinquante-cinq pays.

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  • Lorsque Framboise Simon revient dans le village de son enfance sur les rives de la Loire, personne ne reconnaît la fille de la scandaleuse Mirabelle Dartigen, tenue pour responsable de l'exécution de onze villageois pendant l'occupation allemande, cinquante ans auparavant. Framboise ouvre une auberge qui, grâce aux délicieuses recettes de sa mère, retient l'attention des critiques, mais suscite les jalousies de sa famille. Le carnet de recettes de Mirabelle recèle des secrets qui donneront à Framboise la clé de ces années sombres. Peu à peu, elle découvrira la véritable personnalité de sa mère, parfois si tendre, maternelle et sensuelle, subitement cruelle et tourmentée. En temps de guerre, les jeux d'enfants et les histoires d'amour ne sont pas toujours innocents. Leurs conséquences peuvent même être tragiques.

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'So wise, so atmospheric, so beautifully written' Marian Keyes Return to the world of the multi-million-copy bestselling Chocolat .... Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray. The arrival of Narcisse's relatives, the departure of an old friend and the opening of a mysterious new shop in the place of the florist's across the square - one that mirrors the chocolaterie, and has a strange appeal of its own - all seem to herald some kind of change: a confrontation, a turbulence - even, perhaps, a murder... 'A writer whose wit and sharp observation enhances her engaging story-telling' Salley Vickers 'The most magical, stunningly beautiful novel . . . I sobbed at the end because I couldn't bear to leave. Joanne is truly one of the world's finest storytellers' Joanna Cannon 'A place of magic and mysteries, and Harris excels in this delicate balance of realism and enchantment . . . It will intrigue and charm readers every bit as much as Chocolat ' Monica Ali 'Sheer pleasure from start to finish. The Strawberry Thief is a delight' James Runcie 'I devoured it in one go' Christopher Fowler 'Compelling, captivating, incredibly moving, The Strawberry Thief whirls you into a thrilling world you will never forget . . . A perfect novel that shimmers with brilliance and truth' Kate Williams

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  • Vianne et Roux ont établi leur chocolaterie sur un bateau amarré aux quais de Seine. Avec leurs deux filles, la vie parisienne se déroule paisiblement. Mais il arrive que le passé s'immisce dans nos vies sans qu'on ne s'y attende. Alors que le ramadan débute, ce sont les morts qui viennent hanter Vianne. Une lettre d'une de ses anciennes amies lui est confiée après la mort de cette dernière. Celle-ci lui demande de retourner à Lansquenet, le village où, il y a huit ans, la jeune femme a ouvert sa première chocolaterie. Entre souvenirs intimes et immersion dans une culture qu'elle ne connaît pas, Vianne va se construire et découvrir ce qui lui manquait tant : l'acceptation de la foi, quelle qu'elle soit.

  • Vin de boheme

    Joanne Harris

    Le temps de trois merveilleux étés passés chez ses grandsparents, le jeune jay mackintosh a rencontré un homme très mystérieux : j?.
    Ce personnage énigmatique transformait la réalité en une fête exubérante. surtout, il fabriquait un vin particulier dont chaque gorgée était un élixir magique. joe a disparu et cet univers s'est soudainement évanoui. c'était il y a quinze ans mais son souvenir le hante encore.
    Depuis, jay est devenu un écrivain célèbre. mais, en panne d'inspiration, il s'adonne volontiers à la boisson... jusqu'au jour où une annonce immobilière le conduit sur les traces de son passé.
    Le château à vendre ressemble étrangement à un lieu que lui avait décrit son ami.

  • Voleurs de plage

    Joanne Harris

    «Le chauffeur prit mon argent et partit sans un regard en arrière et en faisant jaillir le sable et hoqueter son pot d'échappement. Lorsque, enfin, le silence se fut rétabli autour de moi, j'eus conscience d'une sensation qui m'inquiéta et, de nouveau, j'éprouvai un sentiment de culpabilité en réalisant que ce que je ressentais là n'était que de la joie.
    J'avais fait à ma mère la promesse de ne plus jamais revenir ici.»
    Rien n'a changé depuis des siècles sur la petite île du Devin, au large de Noirmoutier, battue par les vents et habitée par deux clans animés d'une haine séculaire, les Houssins et les Salannais.
    Après dix ans d'absence, Madeleine retrouve un village à la dérive et un père vieillissant. Au prix de tragédies intimes, et contre ses proches, elle entreprend de sauver les Salants.

  • Classe a part

    Joanne Harris

    Julien rêve d'entrer au prestigieux collège Saint Oswald. Avec un père gardien de ce même collège et une mère disparue au bras de son amant, le rêve de Julien semble inaccessible. Déguisé en élève, il se faufile à l'intérieur, noue une amitié intense avec un futur golden boy, et force toutes les barrières. Vingt ans plus tard, devenu professeur à Saint Oswald, il prépare sa vengeance.

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  • Le rocher de Montmartre

    Joanne Harris

    D'un simple claquement de doigts, Zozie de l'Alba sait exactement qui ment, qui a peur, qui trompe sa femme et qui a des soucis d'argent.
    A peine entrée au Rocher de Montmartre, cette chocolaterie étrangement fascinante malgré son aspect fané, elle flaire le mensonge. Annie, la fille de la propriétaire, ne laisse-t-elle pas derrière elle une vague traînée bleutée, comme des ailes de papillons ?

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  • Anglais Chocolat ; Film tie-in

    Joanne Harris

    When an exotic stranger opens a chocolate boutique in a French village at the beginning of Lent, the traditional season for self-denial, it divides the community and causes a conflict that escalates into a "church not chocolate" battle.

  • L'ete des saltimbanques

    Joanne Harris

    • J'ai lu
    • 5 Octobre 2006


    Au début du XVIIe siècle, Juliette, une jeune acrobate, veuve et enceinte, va chercher refuge dans un couvent de Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer pour quitter sa vie de bohème. Cependant l'un de ses anciens amants, qui se révèle être le père Colombus, fait resurgir son passé.


  • DIFFERENT CLASS

    Joanne Harris

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  • Jay Mackintosh is trapped by memory in the old familiar landscape of his childhood, to which he longs to return. A bottle of home-brewed wine left to him by a long-vanished friend seems to provide the key to an old mystery. As the unusual properties of the strange brew take effect, Jay escapes to a derelict farmhouse in the French village of Lansquenet.



    There, a ghost from the past waits to confront him, and the reclusive Marise - haunted, lovely and dangerous - hides a terrible secret behind her closed shutters. Between them, a mysterious chemistry. Or could it be magic?

  • Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her two daughters live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door.The wind has stopped - at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes,ruthless, devious and seductive. With everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice; to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemy... Herself.

  • Stories are like Russian dolls; open them up, and in each one you'll find another story.



    Come to the house where it is Christmas all year round; meet the ghost who lives on a Twitter timeline; be spooked by a newborn baby created with sugar, spice and lashings of cake.



    Conjured from a wickedly imaginative pen, here is a new collection of short stories that showcases Joanne Harris's exceptional talent as a teller of tales, a spinner of yarns. Sensuous, mischievous, uproarious and wry, here are tales that combine the everyday with the unexpected; wild fantasy with bittersweet reality.

  • Something inside me remembers and will not forget... The revised and updated reissue of Joanne Harris's first ever title - an absorbing, dark, chilling story. A welcome return for the novel that heralded the arrival of an extraordinary talent. Contains a brand new Foreword.

  • A NARROW DOOR Nouv.

  • Anglais The Evil Seed

    Joanne Harris

    Something inside me remembers and will not forget...

    When Alice Farrell is drawn to Grantchester churchyard and reads the strange inscription on Rosemary Virginia Ashley's gravestone, she feels oddly disturbed.

    And when former boyfriend Joe returns to Cambridge with his new girlfriend Ginny, Alice is repelled by the ethereal, lavender-eyed beauty - and is certain of her evil.

    Then Alice finds an old diary in Ginny's room and reads the story of Daniel Holmes, who lived in Cambridge forty years earlier, and fell under the fatal spell of Rosemary Ashley. As the two stories intertwine, Alice's suspicions about Ginny increase - until the past meets present in a terrifying climax..

  • Anglais Sleep, Pale Sister

    Joanne Harris

    Henry Chester, a domineering and puritanical Victorian artist, is in search of the perfect model. In nine-year-old Effie he finds her.

    Ten years later, lovely, childlike and sedated, Effie seems the ideal wife. But something inside her is about to awaken.

    Drawn by her lover, Mose, into a dangerous underworld of intrigue and blackmail, she meets Fanny Miller, the brothel-keeper, and her shadowy daughter, Marta - murdered ten years ago on the day of Henry's weekly visit...

    And as friendship becomes possession and Henry's secret past is revealed, Effie and Marta plan their revenge together

  • 'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?' 'My mother, Vianne Rocher.' Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her two daughters live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door.The wind has stopped - at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes,ruthless, devious and seductive.

    With everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice; to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemy...

    Herself.

  • Anglais Blueeyedboy

    Joanne Harris

    'Once there was a widow with three sons, and their names were Black, Brown and Blue. Black was the eldest; moody and aggressive. Brown was the middle child; timid and dull. But Blue was his mother's favourite. And he was a murderer.' Blueeyedboy is the brilliant new novel from Joanne Harris: a dark and intricately plotted tale of a poisonously dysfunctional family, a blind child prodigy, and a serial murderer who is not who he seems. Told through posts on a webjournal called badguysrock, this is a thriller that makes creative use of all the multiple personalities, disguise and mind games that are offered by playing out a life on the internet.

  • It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead.



    When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she allows the wind to blow her back to the village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But Lansquenet is different now: women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church: a minaret.



    Nor is it only the incomers from North Africa that have brought change. Father Reynaud, Vianne's erstwhile adversary, is disgraced and under threat. Could it be that Vianne is the only one who can save him now?

  • In 'Gastronomicon', Ernest's wife is a wonderful cook, aided by recipes from the ancient leather book - a family treasure - passed down to her by her mother-in-law. To celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, she undertakes to cook a very special meal - but what are the sounds of deep pounding and tolling bells that come from beyond the kitchen wall?



    In 'The Ugly Wife' some important questions are posed: What does it feel like to be the Ugly Sister? Will she spend her life looking for love in vain? Or will she finally find her happily-ever-after: a man who sees past appearances and who will love her for who she really is?



    Part of the Storycuts series, these short stories were previously published in the collection Jigs & Reels.

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