Bestselling author of Chocolat Joanne Harris discusses the third part of her food trilogy, Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé, with author and broadcaster Paul Blezard. The novel sees Harris return to the characters she first wrote about in Chocolat – made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp – and in The Lollipop Shoes. Vianne returns to the French village of Lansquenet after eight years to find things much changed. A community of Moroccans has arisen and opposite the church there is a minaret.
Harris is author of 13 novels including Blackberry Wine, and Five Quarters of the Orange. She recently published a volume of short stories, A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String. Her books have been published in more than 40 countries and have won a number of British and international awards.
Harris is one of two writers in residence at this year’s festival and will be staying in a Landmark Trust property.