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  • Published: 1 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407056500
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Holy Fools




By the bestselling author of Chocolat, a passionate story of love, nuns and witches, set in 17th-century France.

'Truly sensational... This is a wonderful novel. It draws you in from the very first page' SUNDAY EXPRESS
A THRILLING HISTORICAL MYSTERY FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CHOCOLAT AND THE STRAWBERRY THIEF
In seventeenth-century France against a backdrop of witch trials, regicide and religious frenzy, Juliette, one-time actress and rope-dancer, seeks refuge with her young daughter in a remote abbey and reinvents herself as Soeur Auguste.

Until a new Abbess is appointed, bringing with her a ghost from Juliette's past - a man she has every reason to fear.

'With this bold, inventive book, Harris confirms her position as one of Britain's most popular novelists' DAILY MAIL

  • Published: 1 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407056500
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the author

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris’s Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is the author of many other bestselling novels, including Lollipop Shoes and Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, both also featuring Vianne Rocher, as is her new novel The Strawberry Thief. She has also written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and Different Class).

Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass and flute in a band first formed when she was sixteen, and works in a shed in her garden.

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Praise for Holy Fools

A compelling blend of murder, lies and revenge. A novel full of intrigue and suspense

Waterstone's Book Quarterly

A weird and hugely enjoyable blend of Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudon and Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus

New Statesman

Brilliant... An imaginative, colourful page-turner

Choice Magazine

Her writing is as wonderful as ever ... You won't be able to tear yourself away

Glamour

Highly enjoyable

Independent on Sunday

Hugely enjoyable... Both consoling and wise

Amanda Craig, New Statesman

Truly sensational... This is a wonderful novel. It draws you in from the very first page

Sunday Express

With this bold, inventive book, Harris confirms her position as one of Britain's most popular novelists... Fans will be delighted by the way this novel complements her earlier works. At the same time, the author's experiments with structure and voice ensure this story is fresh and compelling

Daily Mail

With this bold, inventive book, Harris confirms her position as one of Britain's most popular novellists... Fresh and compelling

Daily Mail

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