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Interesting, unpredictable and engaging
on 22 December 2015
I thought this was better than Chocolat. The plot is complex, with lots of unexpected twists and turns, the characters are interesting and multi-dimensional, and the writing is - as always from Joanne Harris - moving, rich and atmospheric. Her trademark themes are all here: rural France, food, relationships between mothers and daughters. A little saccharine in places, and the ending is a little too tidy, but even so, any book by JH is better than the entire "women's fiction" genre put together.
PS - As an object, the hardback edition is, like all JH hardbacks, a very beautiful little book.