Blackberry Wine

by Joanne Harris

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

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I needed something fast and easy to dive into and this was just the thing. I enjoyed it better than Chocolat though it was good to come across some of the same characters again. I knew these books were a kind of trilogy but i didn’t realise I’d end up back in the same village with some of the same characters. This is a device I really quite like in books, starting off with something completely different from earlier books but having the universes join up on you in the middle. Great fun.

I had a look around Joanne Harris’s website and apparently the third book gets darker so I’m really looking forward to that. I liked the way this one was half set in Yorkshire too, I could just imagine Pog Hill Lane somewhere around here.