ISBN 9780552998000,Blackberry Wine

Blackberry Wine


Joanne Harris


Black Swan



Black Swan

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780552998000

ISBN-10 0552998001


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)


Everyday magic, he called it. The transformation of base matter into the stuff of dreams. Layman's alchemy.Jay Mackintosh is trapped by memory in the old familiar landscapes of his childhood, more enticing than the present, and to which he longs to return. A bottle of home-brewed wine left to him by a long-vanished friend seems to provide both the key to an old mystery and a doorway into another world. As the unusual properties of the strange brew take effect, Jay escapes to a derelict farmhouse in the French village of Lansquenet, where a ghost from the past waits to confront him, and the reclusive Marise ? haunted, lovely and dangerous ? hides a terrible secret behind her closed shutters. Between them, a mysterious chemistry. Or could it be magic? 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.