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Holy Fools

Publisher: Black Swan
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Book Summary of Holy Fools

Set in seventeenth-century France against a backdrop of witch trials, regicide and religious frenzy, this is the story of Juliette, one-time actress and rope-dancer.

Forced by circumstance to seek refuge with Fleur, her young daughter, in the remote abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-Mer, Juliette reinvents herself as Soeur Auguste under the tutelage of the kindly Abbess. But times are changing: the murder of Henri IV becomes the catalyst for massive upheaval in France.

A new appointment is made, and Juliette's new life begins to unravel. For the new Abbess is Isabelle, the eleven-year-old child of a corrupt, noble family. Worse, Isabelle has brought with her a ghost from Juliette's past, masquerading as a cleric, a man she has every reason to fear

About the Author
Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into a major film starring Juliette Binoche), Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of the Orange, Coastliners, Holy Fools, Jigs & Reels, Sleep Pale Sister, Gentlemen & Players and, with Fran Warde, The French Kitchen: A Cookbook and The French Market: More Recipes from a French Kitchen. She lives in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, with her husband and daughter.

Details of Book: Holy Fools (BSID:2501)

Book Holy Fools
Author Joanne Harris
ISBN 0552770019
ISBN-13 9780552770019, 978-0552770019
Binding Paperback
Publisher Black Swan
Publishing Date 2011
Number of Pages 384
Language English
Dimensions 7.8 x 5 x 0.98 inches
Weight 291 grams

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Sheila March 31, 2009 review from Goodreads

I loved the movie â??Chocolat,â? based on a book by Joanne Harris. So when I found a deal on â??Holy Foolsâ? I jumped at the chance to get to know her work. Iâ??d have to say, this book was an excellent place for me to start. After all, it is set in a convent, and I did grow up Catholic.Of course, this i...

Sarah June 02, 2011 review from Goodreads

Although I really enjoy reading Harrisâ??s works, Iâ??m beginning to wonder if she has something against the Catholic church. In the majority of the books Iâ??ve read written by her, someone or something from the Catholic church ends up being the baddie, and the Church itself is inevitably portrayed as...

Libby June 09, 2010 review from Goodreads

The isolated convent of Ste. Marie de Mer is an ideal refuge for Juliette, once a gypsy player and the famous acrobat L'Ailee. She has fled to this obscure haven to bear her daughter, Fleur, and to heal from the betrayals of her former life. She most particularly wishes to forget La Merle, the Bl...


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