Holy Fools

Holy Fools

Summary

'Truly sensational... This is a wonderful novel. It draws you in from the very first page' SUNDAY EXPRESS

A THRILLING HISTORICAL MYSTERY FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CHOCOLAT AND THE STRAWBERRY THIEF

In seventeenth-century France against a backdrop of witch trials, regicide and religious frenzy, Juliette, one-time actress and rope-dancer, seeks refuge with her young daughter in a remote abbey and reinvents herself as Soeur Auguste.

Until a new Abbess is appointed, bringing with her a ghost from Juliette's past - a man she has every reason to fear.

'With this bold, inventive book, Harris confirms her position as one of Britain's most popular novelists' DAILY MAIL

Reviews

  • Truly sensational... This is a wonderful novel. It draws you in from the very first page
    Sunday Express

About the author

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris's Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is the author of many other bestselling novels, including Lollipop Shoes, Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, and The Strawberry Thief, all also featuring Vianne Rocher. She has also written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and Different Class).

Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass and flute in a band first formed when she was sixteen, and works in a shed in her garden.
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