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Holy Fools: A Novel (P.S.) (original 2003; edition 2005)

by Joanne Harris

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Title:Holy Fools: A Novel (P.S.)
Authors:Joanne Harris
Info:Harper Perennial (2005), Paperback, 384 pages
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bought CDG2 for 11,70€ on 19/08/2007
read 26/05/08

Great book. I think I preferred Chocolat, but this is also quite a good read. ( )
  Susanna.Dilliott | Apr 23, 2014 |
Easy to read and fun. Joanne Harris' books are always wonderful, though ever since reading Chocolat I tend to think of them like the Belgian chocolates shaped like shells: very sweet, but you can have too much. There are some gorgeous descriptions.

The themes and characters, though, are quite similar to those in Joanne Harris' other work. Juliette shares a lot of characteristics with Vianne; Fleur with Anouk. Juliette's cantrips and her herbs are very reminiscent of Vianne. LeMerle is very like Mose from Sleep, Pale Sister. Etc. The only book of hers that, to me, stands out as quite different from the others is Runemarks, which is based on a different sort of mythology altogether.

I think if I read Joanne Harris' books all at once, the similarities would be too much. As light reading in between other books, though, it's lovely. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
An enjoyable tale and set in a time period similar to many of my recent reads ... maybe because I was listening to the audiobook I did start to get lost amongst all the characters once we moved into the convent.

The story offered a fairly unsurprising twist towards the end. Relaxing reading but not something I would list as a favourite Joanne Harris work. ( )
  wungu | May 17, 2011 |
Raskaana oleva Juliette on paennut Meren Marian luostariin, jossa on synnyttänyt tyttärensä Fleurin ja elänyt rauhaisaa elämää viisi vuotta. Menneisyys ilmestyy kuitenkin vainoamaan häntä LeMerlen, vanhan rakastajan, muodossa. LeMerle suunnittelee kostoa, jonka toteuttamiseen hän aikoo käyttää nunnien heikkouksia. Juliette aikoo selvittää ja estää hänen suunnitelmansa.

Kirja oli kiehtova ja kiinnostava, mutta käynnistyi jokseenkin hitaasti. Myös kerronnallinen tyyli päiväkirjamerkintöineen oli mielestäni sekava, eikä ainakaan toiminut minun kohdalla. Kerronta sisälsi liikaa voivottelua ja sisäisten motiivien kuvausta. Vauhtiin päästyään tarina tempaisi mukaansa.
  Dei_Diamanda | Apr 15, 2011 |
An excellent read, taking place in early 17th century France. ( )
  bhowell | Feb 7, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060559136, Paperback)

Joanne Harris, bestselling author of Chocolat, presents her most accomplished novel yet -- an intoxicating concoction that blends theology and reason, deception and masquerade, with a dash of whimsical humor and a soupçon of sensuality.

Britanny, 1610. Juliette, a one-time actress and rope dancer, is forced to seek refuge among the sisters of the abbey of Sainte Marie-de-la-mer. Reinventing herself as Soeur Auguste, Juliette makes a new life for herself and her young daughter, Fleur.

But when the kindly abbess dies, Juliette's comfortable existence begins to unravel. The abbey's new leader is the daughter of a corrupt noble family, and she arrives with a ghost from Juliette's past -- Guy LeMerle, a man she has every reason to fear and hate.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Set in 17th-century France, this is the story of Juliette, one-time actress and rope-dancer, who is forced to seek refuge amongst the sisters of the remote abbey of Saint Marie-de-la Mer. Reinvented as Soeur Auguste, Juliette is able to make a new life for herself and her young daughter, Fleur. This is threatened when the abbess dies and the new appointment, Isabelle, brings an old enemy, Guy LeMerle, with her.… (more)

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