Like Water For Chocolate
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Like Water For Chocolate : No.1 international bestseller

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THE INTOXICATING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ABOUT LOVE, COOKING AND MAGIC. PERFECT FOR FANS OF JOANNE HARRIS AND ISABEL ALLENDE.

'This magical, mythical, moving story of love, sacrifice and summering sensuality is something I will savour for a long time' MAUREEN LIPMAN

Like Water For Chocolate tells the captivating story of the De la Garza family. As the youngest daughter, Tita is forbidden by Mexican tradition to marry. Instead, she pours all of her emotions into her delicious recipes, which she shares with readers along the way.When Tita falls in love with Pedro, he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. Unfortunately, he's married to her sister...

Filled with recipes, longing and bittersweet humour, this charming story of one family's life in turn-of-the-century Mexico has captivated readers all over the world and was made into an award-winning film.

'A joy... Has an energetic charm that's quite impossible to resist' LITERARY REVIEW

'An epic love story with recipes and a sprinkling of magical realism' WASHINGTON POST

'Enchanting...an open-eyed fairy story complete with ugly sister' BARBARA TRAPIDO

'A Mexican culinary romance to make the mouth water' SHE

'Ingenious' INDEPENDENT
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 14mm | 157g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0552995878
  • 9780552995870
  • 71,818

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If originality, a compelling tale and an adventure in the kitchen are what you crave, Like Water For Chocolate serves up the full helping
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This magical, mythical, moving story of love, sacrifice and simmering sensuality is something I shall savour for a long time -- Maureen Lipman It's a joy... it has an energetic charm that's quite impossible to resist * Literary Review * If originality, a compelling tale and an adventure in the kitchen are what you crave, Like Water For Chocolate serves up the full helping -- Carla Matthews * San Francisco Chronicle * A wondrous, romantic tale, fuelled by mystery and superstitition as well as by the recipes that introduce each chapter * Los Angeles Times * Exuberant... for those who like their wines full-bodied and their meals rich and zesty... earthly secrets of strength, suffering, passion and cooking in a humorous and well-drawn portrait of a woman who loves as well as she cooks * Washington Post *
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About Laura Esquivel

Laura Esquivel is one of Mexico's most celebrated writers. She now divides her time between Mexico City and New York. Originally a screenwriter, she wrote the script for the award-winning film of her first book, Like Water for Chocolate. Her other novels are Swift as Desire, The Law of Love and Malinche.
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