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Hi, apologies if she has been mentioned on here already (I am still trying to find my way round:smile2:) but I am about to embark on a few of her books. Apart from Chocolat which I'll assume is the best one to start off with, what other ones of hers would you recommend?

 

Many thanks.

 

Edit: it would perhaps help if I spelt her name correctly - sorry - Joanne Harris

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embarassing mistake

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I have read and enjoyed quite a few of Joanne Harris' books. I had a period when I read a lot of books that in some respect were about food. Chocolat was one of them, but I must say that I liked both Blackberry Wine and Five Quarters of the Orange better than I liked Chocolat. But I would say that all those books are very similar to one another. My all time favourite by Joanne Harris is Gentlemen and Players, I think that's because I had a lot of surprises when I read that book. Sometimes when you read a book you know the "formula" of that type of book, and you can make pretty good guesses about what's going to happen. It doesn't mean that those books are bad- but it does make those books stand out when you are surprised.

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Gentlemen and Players is my favourite of hers, closely followed by Five Quarters of the Orange.

 

I also like Blackberry Wine - but some people struggle with it because it's party told by the point of view of a wine bottle! If you can get your hear round that then it's a very enjoyable read. :)

 

I haven't read Coastliners yet, but it's on my 'to read' shelf. :)

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I have 'Chocolat' on my TBR pile and my friend just bought me a copy of 'The Evil Seed', which I am looking forward to reading :)

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I really enjoyed Blackberry Wine and Five quarters of the orange. Haven`t read any other books by Joanne Harris, other than Chocolat. :)

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I've only read Gentlemen and Players and I really enjoyed it! I didn't want to put it down for anything.

I've also started Chocolat once and I like it too, but for some reason or another didn't finish it.

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Chocolat is my favourite and Blackberry Wine a second. Must get around to reading the others I have on my shelf.

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Hi all, thanks for your replies and coments. I shall certainly look at Gentlemen and Players. As I had already got copies of Chocolat and Blackberry Wine (why do these books always seem to be in Charity Shops?) I shall start with them. I certainly loved the film of Chocolat although I believe they made some pertinent changes.

 

Thanks.

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I just finished 5 quarters of the orange, and I think it's the best of them all. The storyline is really good, there are a couple of 'sub plots' going on, and as the story progresses, certain issues come to light....

I loved this book!

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I just finished 5 quarters of the orange, and I think it's the best of them all. The storyline is really good, there are a couple of 'sub plots' going on, and as the story progresses, certain issues come to light....

I loved this book!

 

I have this out from the library, now I'm excited to get into it :lol: I've read Gentleman and Players by her and loved it so I'm hoping I'll enjoy this one even more.

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If you enjoyed Chocolat, you should read Lollipop Shoes. It has some of the same characters and is a good read too. I also enjoyed Five Quarters of the Orange

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If you enjoyed Chocolat, you should read Lollipop Shoes. It has some of the same characters and is a good read too. I also enjoyed Five Quarters of the Orange

 

 

I have just started on lollipop shoes. Never knew this book existed, actually. Was discussing JH with a friend of mine and she mentioned it - and then lent me the book. It looks as if it is going to be an enjoyable read.

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I have just started on lollipop shoes. Never knew this book existed, actually. Was discussing JH with a friend of mine and she mentioned it - and then lent me the book. It looks as if it is going to be an enjoyable read.

 

I found Lollipop Shoes difficult. I assumed at the time it was because it was so long since I had read Chocolat. Would like to know what you think of it?

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I picked up a copy of Lollipop Shoes the other week and I have just signed up for a bookring for The Evil Seed. Not my usual type of red but am willing to give it a try.

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I saw a book by her in a charity shop today, but I picked up two others so I might grab it another day.

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I've only read Chocolat (and I only read it very recently), but I really enjoyed it. My cousin has given me The Lollipop Shoes, so I am looking forward to starting that one.

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I liked Lollipop Shoes well enough, but not as much as Chocolat, still better than some of Joanne Harris' books, I tend to find I either love or hate her books

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I have read 'Sleep, Pale Sister' & 'The Evil Seed' which were both really good.

 

I keep meaning to read 'Chocolat':D

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My favourite of hers has to be Blackberry Wine.

 

Mine too! I think it is a great story and I have actually read it a few times now.

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I'm afraid I am struggling a bit with Evil Seed, not here usual writing which I knew before I started. Don't think vampiry reads are my thing!!

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