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Joanne Harris: the Chocolat sequel in Ely

Thursday 11th April

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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The Strawberry Thief is the compelling new sequel to Joanne Harris’s bestselling and much-beloved Chocolat.  Vianne Rocher has settled down happily in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her. 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…

We are truly delighted to welcome Joanne to Ely for an evening of magical storytelling, and we hope you can join us for this springtime highlight.