The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris #BookReview

“The wind keeps worrying at the cords that keep us safe. Still we hear its siren call. And it smells of other places. It speaks of danger and sunlight, adventure and joy. It catches at the back of the throat like unexpected laughter“ Several years after reading Chocolat I have chosen The Strawberry Thief, theContinue reading “The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris #BookReview”

Different Class by Joanne Harris #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller

I chose this book because I had enjoyed Gentlemen and Players many years ago and this sequel takes place a year later in the same location, St Oswald’s Grammar School. Roy Straitley, an old-fashioned Latin Master is teaching his 35th year at the school and he has no desire for any other life.  Nicknamed QuazContinue reading “Different Class by Joanne Harris #BookReview #PsychologicalThriller”

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview

 Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake – but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow named after a raspberry liqueur, plies her culinary trade at the creperie – and lets memory play strange games. Into thisContinue reading “Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview”