So also in this book, where Framboise Dartigen returns to her childhood home in the small village of Les Laveuses in France after fifty years. She grew up here with her mother, brother, and sister during the war. Here is the origin of the secret that has hung heavily over her and her siblings their whole life.
When their mother died she gave what little she had to be divided among the three siblings; the older brother Cassis inherited the house, the older sister, Reine-Claude, the wine cellar and Framboise herself received a photo album or more like a journal, and a huge truffle in oil. It seemed that she got away with the least valuable stuff, however, as the story evolves we realise that she made the big win.
The mother was a keen gardener and named her children after fruits!
I have also enjoyed other books by Joanne Harris such as Gentlemen and Players, The Evil Seed and Blackberry Wine. Not to forget Chocolat, which I have not read, but I watched the film.