This weekend I finished another one of Joanne Harris' books, 'Holy Fools'. Her books are almost intoxicating, they consume me within the first 20 pages and I can't stop reading. She writes beautifully and brings in strong female figures, sets her scenes in europe, and manages to write about food in her books, mixing it in to the plot in a gorgeous manner. She also writes stories that take places in other times in history this last one was in the 1600's. If you want to find out more about her and her books visit her site here-www.joanne-harris.co.uk/
I recomend her books for a weekend trip or a time when you can really sit and inhale them.