• "Mouthwatering ... a feelgood book of the first order ... your senses are left reeling. Read it"

  • "Is this the best book ever written? Truly excellent ... Harris's achievement is not only in her story, in her insight and humour and the wonderful picture of small-town life in rural France, but also in her writing"

    Literary Review
  • "Sensuous and thought-provoking ... subtle and brilliant"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A celebration of pleasure, of love, of tolerance"

  • "An addictive read ... haunting, obsessive and just a little nutty, like a freshly made praline"

    Elisabeth Luard, author of "Family Life"