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Anne Brooke: fiction writer

Contemporary gay romance and fantasy writer. Also loves flowers and bakes the occasional cake. Sometimes they're edible ...

Sensuous magic and mystery

Peaches for Monsieur le Curé - Joanne Harris

Another cracker from Joanne Harris - yes, it was a little slow to get going, but hang on in there and the magic really begins to happen. This time round I loved Monsieur le Cure who's just a delight and a wonderfully unlikely hero - I loved him and would definitely read more - does he need his own book? I do hope so.


Later there's a real sense of horror in the secret crimes which go on in the village (and beyond) - but this balances nicely with the sensuous poetry and the magic. Excellent stuff and, as always, a superb and mystical ending.