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The Strawberry Thief – an evening with author, Joanne Harris
April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
As the long awaited next title in her glorious Chocolat novels is published, we are delighted to be welcoming multi-million-copy bestselling author, Joanne Harris to Kenilworth Books for the launch of The Strawberry Thief. Come and join us for an evening’s discussion about literature and the appeal of chocolate, as we hear all about Joanne Harris’ new book. Our bookseller, and chair for the evening’s event, Tamsin Rosewell, trained as a chocolatier while living in Belgium – many of you will have been to her lectures on The History of Chocolate too. The evening looks set to be a delight; we will have the perfect combination of a wonderful author, an exciting new book-release AND homemade chocolate to taste – all in a beautiful venue.
The event will take place in the beautiful St Nicholas Church, in Kenilworth’s Old Town. Why not come early and explore the ruins of our medieval Castle and Abbey? There are many bars and restaurants in Kenilworth, and the venue is only a hundred yards from The Virgins and Castle, one of the oldest pubs in the County. There are plenty of places for tea beforehand, or dinner after.
Tickets cost £20 (which includes a Hardback, First Edition copy of The Strawberry Thief – rrp £20); additional tickets to attend can be bought for £5 each. You can buy tickets in the bookshop, or you can buy online below (which incurs a small booking fee to cover costs).
The Strawberry Thief
In this latest instalment, The Strawberry Thief sees Vianne Rocher back in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, with Rosette, her second daughter. The publisher’s description reads: “But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is thrown into disarray. The arrival of Narcisse’s 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…’
The Strawberry Thief will be published by Orion on 4th April 2019.