• 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • A NARROW DOOR Nouv.

    A NARROW DOOR

    Joanne Harris

    • Orion
    • 1 Août 2021

    ''I often find that men like you underestimate women like me. I have committed two murders; one a crime of passion, the other, a crime of convenience. I am barely forty years old, and finally I am starting to reap the harvest my ambitions have sown. This is my time.'' --- At St Oswald''s School, the ground is shifting beneath the old guards'' feet. Not only are the doors opening for the first time ever to female students, but there is also a new headmistress taking up the reins. Miss Malone isn''t just here to modernise the school, or whip the staff into shape, or make her mark. She''s here for vengeance... --- Praise for Joanne Harris''s previous books set in the St Oswald''s world - which all read as standalone thrillers: ''A masterpiece of misdirection'' Val McDermid ''Delivers an almighty twist . . . brilliantly atmospheric '' The Times ''Crime novel or literary novel? Categories really don''t matter; readers will find themselves comprehensively gripped'' Independent ''[A] gripping psychological thriller . . . Harris is one of our most accomplished novelists'' Daily Express ''Marvellously mischievous'' Good Housekeeping ''A classic whodunnit with the characters carefully crafted and the tension at a knife edge'' Sunday Express ''[A] delicious black comedy'' Daily Mail

  • Classe à 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.

  • Dix ans après, Vianne Rocher, l'héroïne du roman magique de Joanne Harris, Chocolat, est de retour, avec sa fille Anouk. Mère maintenant d'une deuxième petite fille, Rosette, elle a quitté le Périgord et, après un long périple sur les routes de France, a repris une chocolaterie... à Montmartre. Vianne a changé cependant : devenue Yanne Charbonneau, elle est déterminée à cacher les dons surnaturels qui lui ont valu tant d'ennuis à Lansquenet et aspire désormais à une vie paisible. La voilà même sur le point d'accepter la demande en mariage de Thierry, un riche entrepreneur. Mais une mystérieuse Zozie de l'Alba, à l'identité floue et inquiétante, se lie à Anouk, et vient s'immiscer entre elle et sa fille, ou est-ce pure imagination ? Ah si Roux était là, pour l'aider à y voir plus clair... Dans un Montmartre revisité, empreint à la fois de réalisme et de fantastique, rôde une magie maléfique qui va contraindre l'héroïne de Chocolat à affronter malgré elle de diaboliques pouvoirs. À la croisée de l'univers féerique d'Amélie Poulain et de la magie d'Harry Potter, avec un zeste du savoureux Charlie et la chocolaterie, ce véritable conte de fées pour adultes met en scène la lutte entre les forces du bien et du mal, entre magie blanche et magie noire, tout en abordant avec justesse la délicate question de la relation mère-fille et du passage à l'adolescence.

  • 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.

  • DIFFERENT CLASS

    Joanne Harris

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This story is set in St Oswald's, an old and long-established boys' grammar school in the north of England. A new year has just begun, and for the staff and boys of the school, a wind of unwelcome change is blowing. But beneath the little rivalries, petty disputes and everyday crises of the school, a darker undercurrent stirs.

  • Anglais The Evil Seed

    Joanne Harris

    'I'm still rather fond of this first book of mine, in spite of all the time that has elapsed, and in spite of the way my style has evolved.' Joanne HarrisCaution - May contain vampires.
    It's never easy to face the fact that a man you once loved passionately has found the girl of his dreams, as Alice discovers when Joe introduces her to his new girlfriend. Then Alice finds an old diary and reads about two men and the mysterious woman who bewitched them both, buried in Grantchester churchyard half a century ago.As the stories seem to intertwine, Alice comes to realize that her instinctive hatred of Joe's new girlfriend may not just be due to jealousy, as she is plunged into a nightmare world of obsession, revenge, seduction - and blood.

  • Anglais Sleep, Pale Sister

    Joanne Harris

    Sleep, Pale Sister, a powerful, atmospheric and blackly gothic evocation of Victorian artistic life, was originally published before Joanne Harris achieved worldwide recognition with Chocolat.
    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 into a dangerous underworld of prostitution, murder and blackmail, she must finally plan her revenge.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • In 'Auto-da-fé', a man's car defines him. Until the Rep of the Year, in his smart blue BMW, goes head-to- head in a showdown with V-man in his smug black Volvo saloon. But who is the real loser in this game?In 'Free Spirit', a wanderer, a party animal, goes wherever the wind blows, going home to bed with one person after another, old or young, healthy or corrupt, male or female. And then moves on, without regrets, without ever looking back...In 'Fule's Gold', Mr Fisher has taught at St Swithin's for over forty years, but is resigned to the total lack of imagination of the boys in his creative writing class. Until the day he opens one exercise book and discovers the Holy Grail of literature: an essay of total freshness and originality. But is it just too good to have been written by a mere schoolboy? Part of the Storycuts series, these three stories were previously published in the collection Jigs & Reels.

  • In 'A Place in the Sun', Platinum is the beach everyone aspires to be on - the exclusive Beach of Beaches. Only the most beautiful bodies are permitted to enter. The old, the plain and the overweight have to accept that they will never be allowed in, in spite of all the facelifts, boob jobs and lipos that money can buy.In 'Al and Christine's World of Leather', Christine and Candy meet at Weightwatchers, and are soon firm friends. The knitting coven they start turns into a thriving hand knitting business, with Candy the designer, and Christine the workforce. But when Candy's designs turn to leather, and Christine starts wondering what the big flap in the trousers is for, their friendship starts to unravel... In 'The Spectator', elderly Mr Meadows, a retired teacher - before his profession was abolished - likes to take his morning walk past the school, ignoring the signs saying SCHOOL: NO UNACCOMPANIED ADULTS, because he innocently likes to watch the children playing. Surely there can't be any harm in that?Part of the Storycuts series, these short stories were previously published in the collection Jigs & Reels.

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