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The discovery of chocolate

by James Runcie

  • 49 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mexico,
  • Foreign countries
    • Subjects:
    • Spaniards -- Foreign countries -- Fiction,
    • Spaniards -- Mexico -- Fiction,
    • Indian women -- Fiction,
    • Chocolate -- Fiction,
    • Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540 -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJames Runcie.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3568.U463 D57 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination264 p. ;
      Number of Pages264
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6792703M
      ISBN 100060184817
      LC Control Number00058158
      OCLC/WorldCa44683445

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