Joanne Harris with the ‘Chocolat’ Sequel in St Andrews

Monday 1st April

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
Image of Joanne Harris with the ‘Chocolat’ Sequel

Upon publication, Joanne Harris’ Chocolat took the world by storm, sweeping up prizes and gripping readers in every country; an infatuation that grew when Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche starred in the academy award-winning adaptation. We’re delighted to welcome this esteemed and consistently entertaining author to the bookshop to launch her new novel, The Strawberry Thief.

Vianne Rocher has settled down happily in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her; with Rosette she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. But when 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 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…