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The Discovery of Chocolate
by James Runcie


Overview - A wonderfully inventive and entertaining journey through time and the history of chocolate The Discovery of Chocolate is a fabulous tale, as rich and exotic as the gorgeous creation that Diego de Godoy first discovers when he arrives in Mexico with Cortes and his conquistadors.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A wonderfully inventive and entertaining journey through time and the history of chocolate The Discovery of Chocolate is a fabulous tale, as rich and exotic as the gorgeous creation that Diego de Godoy first discovers when he arrives in Mexico with Cortes and his conquistadors. Diego is seeking his fortune in the New World. What he finds is love, and chocolate, and an elixir of life. Separated from his lover, he must wander the world, and the centuries, in search of the fulfilment that he first knew in Mexico. In a series of dramatic episodes that are evocative, witty and thought-provoking, from revolutionary Paris to Freud's Vienna, Fry's Bristol and Hershey's Pittsburgh, Diego and his ever-faithful greyhound, Pedro, seek the perfection of chocolate and the meaning of life.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780007107834
  • ISBN-10: 0007107838
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds


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