The Lollipop Shoes
by Joanne Harris
The Lollipop Shoes
by Author Name Joanne Harris
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- List Price: €10.99
- Format: Paperback, 198 x 127 x 37mm, 592pp
- Publication date: 21 Apr 2008
- Publisher: Black Swan
- ISBN-13: 9780552773157
Lollipop Shoes, the long awaited sequel to Chocolat, continues the saga of chocolatier Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk. This time, they live a quiet life over a sweet shop in Montmartre until everything changes with the arrival of a strange woman wearing red lollipop shoes. Vianne, Anouk and baby Rosette are seemingly unaware of the dangers which threaten them. Who exactly is the lady in the red shoes? Vianne and Anouk find themselves drawn a step beyond anywhere they have been before, with everything to fight for. Joanne Harris weaves a spell-binding tale of magic, mystery and, of course, chocolate, which you will not easily forget.
- Aileen Smyth, Rathmines
'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?' 'My mother, Vianne Rocher.' Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her two daughters live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped - at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes,ruthless, devious and seductive. With everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice; to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemy...Herself.
"Chocolat was a hard act to follow but Harris has managed it in style" DAILY EXPRESS "If Joanne Harris didn't exist, someone would have to invent her" SUNDAY EXPRESS "Harris is as good at portraying the agonies of motherhood as she is at evoking the scent of bitter chocolate laced with cinnamon and chilli" THE SUNDAY TIMES "This is Harris's best novel to date" FINANCIAL TIMES MAGAZINE "A delicious urban fairytale, where killer shoes and Aztec myths battle it out with true love and the seductive power of chocolate" DAILY MAIL