About this book
From the author of "Chocolat", "Blackberry Wine" and "Coastliners", this is a moving novel following 2 sisters in Montmartre. Their lives are changed forever when Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes, comes to town. Harris is a household name, with more than 4 million copies of her novels sold, and she's been shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for "Chocolat", which was made into a major film starring Juliette Binoche. 'If Joanne Harris didn't exist, someone would have to invent her.' Jenni Murray, "Sunday Express"
'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.