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The Discovery of Chocolate: A Novel by [James Runcie]

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‘The Discovery of Chocolate is as intoxicating and addictive as the substance it describes. The novel is a triumph of inspired imagination…’
Financial Times

‘The Discovery of Chocolate is a sensual delight which does not take itself too seriously and leaves a lingering sweetness in its wake. More books should be like this; elegantly written, unpretentious and unashamed fun.’
Joanne Harris, The Times

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

When Diego de Godoy leaves his native Seville and takes a ship for the New World, he is hoping to find a treasure that will make him worthy of the hand in marriage of the beautiful Isabella de Quintallina.

He finds more than he bargained for.

Fighting alongside Cortes and his conquistadors Diego falls in love with a Mexican woman and she initiates him into the sensuous secret of chocolate.

From the moment he is separated from his lover, however, Diego and his ever-faithful greyhound Pedro are destined to wander throughout the world and down the centuries in search of the fulfilment they knew for that brief time, seeking the perfection of chocolate and the meaning of life.

Full of excitement, humour and not a little sadness, the drama of Diego's quest is played out against a background of great cities, by a cast of richly colourful characters, including the Marquis de Sade and Sigmund Freud, to name but two.

'The Discovery of Chocolate' is a fabulous delight, as rich and exotic as the luxurious confections that Diego himself creates.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008CB9LEU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; Revised ed. edition (28 June 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 605 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
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