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The Lollipop Shoes (Chocolat 2)

The Lollipop Shoes (Chocolat 2)

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2000s: The second in the Chocolat series

  • ISBN: 978-0552773157
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her two daughters live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door.The wind has stopped – at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l’Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes,ruthless, devious and seductive.

With everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice; to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemy…

Herself.

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style to Paris and Lansquenet-Sous-Tannes

A lovely chocolat inspired guide to the Montmartre area of Paris. This is the area of cobbled streets , small cafes, artists painting scenes, and of course the magnificent Sacre Coeur. Some of the places are of course fictional but the essence of the area in real life has been carefully evoked. Even the warren of tiny shops the area is known for…

Montmartre

“Montmartre is the last village in Paris, they say, and this part of the Butte is almost a parody of rural France.”

“Why did it draw me? I couldn’t say.  There are so many of these little shops along the warren of streets leading up the Butte de Montmartre.”

 Lansquenet-Sous-Tannes but inspired by Nerac in Aquitaine.

The name of the character Vianne is said to have been inspired by a town within the Lavardac commune and the town of Lavardac where the fictional Lansquenet is probably inspired by. The village could also be inspired by Nérac, on the river Baïse, as a little French birdie tells us that Joanne Harris spent some of her childhood holidays here and it’s also very close to a tiny village called Vianne. Could these be clues?

There is a artisanale chocolate shop here called La Cigale! and photos on the site of Joanne Harris

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Lollipop Shoes

Destination:   Paris, Montmartre,  “Lansquenet-sous-Tannes”  Author/guide: Joanne Harris  Departure Time: 2000s

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