Desire For Chocolate

Author(s): Care Santos

Fiction - Contemporary

Three women, three centuries and the same bone-china chocolate pot: Sara, the scion of a dynasty of chocolatiers from Barcelona, who prides herself on maintaining the family tradition; Aurora, the daughter of a nineteenth-century maidservant, for whom chocolate is a forbidden luxury; Mariana, the wife of the most famous seventeenth-century chocolate manufacturer, an official purveyor to the French court and the inventor of a revolutionary chocolate mill. Through her passion for chocolate, Care Santos takes us on a spellbinding journey through its evolution, from the cocoa bean's first arrival in Europe to the many sophisticated products derived from it today, and shows us how we can understand the great shifts in history through the study of small things. Luscious and addictive, this novel will delight the reader's senses from start to finish.


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Care Santos studied Law before devoting herself to writing full-time. She is the multi-award-winning author of several books for children and novels, the last one of which is Desire for Chocolate, winner of the prestigious Ramon Llull Prize in 2014. Her work has been translated into over fifteen languages.

General Fields

  • : 9781846883941
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : July 2016
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2016
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 863.7
  • : 300
  • : Care Santos