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Joanne Harris - Author

Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley in 1964, and lives with her husband Kevin and her daughter Anouchka, about 15 miles from the place she was born. She studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels; The Evil Seed (1989), Sleep, Pale Sister (1993) and Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.

Since then, she has written five more novels; Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, and, most recently, Gentlemen and Players, plus; Jigs & Reels, a collection of short stories and, with cookery writer Fran Warde, two cookbooks; The French Kitchen and The French Market. Her books are now published in over 40 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. In 2004, Joanne was one of the judges of the Whitbread prize (categories; first novel and overall winner); and in 2005 she was a judge of the Orange prize.

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Joanne Harris
Full of old magic and rich in atmosphere, Runemarks takes readers into the heart of Norse mythology. Born with a rusty coloured rune on her hand, Maddy Smith has always known that she has the gift of magic. While many...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2008
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Joanne Harris
A huge and dramatic, soap opera of a novel full of old world magic and larger than life characters. Maddy knows that she is different from everyone else in her village: she was born with a ‘rune' – a special...
Lovereading Price: £11.99 - Saving £3.00 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2007
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