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Q&A with Joanne Harris

First of all, we must thank Joanne for agreeing to this insanity.

Joanne Harris is the acclaimed writer of Chocolat. The sequel is called The Lollipop Shoes and she has just submitted Peaches For Monsieur Le Curé, the third novel featuring some of the same characters from both and which is due for publication at the end of May 2012.

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'Hawthorn and Child' by Keith Ridgway

This is a weird one for me to write. Partly, it’s weird writing this because I gave up reading it halfway through, which almost never happens. Because of its rarity, it’s also noteworthy, and this is why I feel I ought to write this review.

'The Gospel of Loki' by Joanne M. Harris

[This review was first published on my blog, here, on 04.05.14. This is an edited version, but remains largely the same.]

'The Gospel of Loki' by Joanne M. Harris

[This review was first published on my blog, here, on 04.05.14. This is an edited version, but remains largely the same.]

'The Worst Witch' by Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch, by Jill Murphy”, a review by me (Chromomancer).

Currently available next to the sandwiches in Asda for only £3.50 (your supermarket may vary). Also available on Amazon at prices ranging from 54p used, via £1.37 new to £4.49 new (if you want to spend an extra £3.12).

As usual with reviews I write for Plotbunnies, this is intended as a review for writers rather than a review for readers. (Yes, good writers are also avid readers, but YKWIM.)

Published by Puffin Books, it says 7+ on the book, so I reckoned I was old enough to read it.

'The Worst Witch' by Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch, by Jill Murphy”, a review by me (Chromomancer).

Currently available next to the sandwiches in Asda for only £3.50 (your supermarket may vary). Also available on Amazon at prices ranging from 54p used, via £1.37 new to £4.49 new (if you want to spend an extra £3.12).

As usual with reviews I write for Plotbunnies, this is intended as a review for writers rather than a review for readers. (Yes, good writers are also avid readers, but YKWIM.)

Published by Puffin Books, it says 7+ on the book, so I reckoned I was old enough to read it.

Foreigner

Not a review exactly, but I've just finished Foreigner by C.J Cherryh and would like to discuss/ramble about it, and this seemed the most appropriate place to avoid cluttering the 'what are you reading' thread.

'Idiopathy' by Sam Byers

I’m really glad someone gave me a copy of this book. I might not have come across it otherwise, and then I would have missed out on a very quirky, very strange but ultimately great story.

'Idiopathy' by Sam Byers

I’m really glad someone gave me a copy of this book. I might not have come across it otherwise, and then I would have missed out on a very quirky, very strange but ultimately great story.

'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' by Susanna Clarke

Everyone will happily quote the old adage about not judging a book by its cover, but there’s no equivalent saying about size. “Good things come in small packages” just doesn’t apply to books, and I know many people - myself included - who will happily immerse themselves in Lord of the Rings, or something equally monolithic, rather than pick up a slimmer volume. I don’t know what led me to avoid Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for so long, but I’d eyeballed it on shop shelves before and had left it alone.

'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' by Susanna Clarke

Everyone will happily quote the old adage about not judging a book by its cover, but there’s no equivalent saying about size. “Good things come in small packages” just doesn’t apply to books, and I know many people - myself included - who will happily immerse themselves in Lord of the Rings, or something equally monolithic, rather than pick up a slimmer volume. I don’t know what led me to avoid Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for so long, but I’d eyeballed it on shop shelves before and had left it alone.

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