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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wednesday, 5th June, 2013 - Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris (chosen by Ant)

This is the third book in the Chocolat series/ It follows the previously written Chocolat and Lollipop Shoes. Each book has it's own conclusion and can be read without actually reading the others. This book is set in the fictional village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the same setting of the very first book that started the series.  (We read Chocolat a few years ago and even saw the movie together. Time flies!)

What we discussed:

The following themes:

  • Identity
  • Honesty
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Tolerance vs Intolerance
  • Religion 
  • Food

The characters:
  •  their relationships
  • effectivenes
  • were they convincing?,
  • did we need more information?

Joanne Harris' website:  
  • Joanne Harris
  • Book - background and research
  • pictures
  • Author interview

The extra chapter:

It was mentioned that only those who bought their books from Waterstones in the UK had books with an extra chapter in it. This was a special promotion that had been organised to promote the printed edition of the book. More can be read about this below:

Those who missed out on the chapter can now read it as it has been made available here

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