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Literature.  Manchester,  15/10/2015

Care Santos at Manchester Literature Festival

After her success at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Catalan author Care Santos now presents her novel Desire for Chocolate in Manchester, Liverpool and Oldham on 15, 16 and 17 October. Set in Barcelona, the book follows the fortunes of three women over three centuries who are all linked by chocolate. Published in English by Alma Books, translated from Catalan by Julie Wark.


Three women, three centuries and the same porcelain 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 a famous seventeenth-century chocolate manufacturer, an official purveyor to the French court and the inventor of a revolutionary chocolate mill.

In Desire for Chocolate, Care Santos takes us on a spellbinding journey, masterfully juxtaposing the destinies of her protagonists, chronicling the history of our favourite confection and exploring Europe’s changing social norms. Luscious and addictive, this novel will delight the reader’s senses from start to finish.'

Care Santos studied Law before devoting herself to writing full-time. She is the multi-award-winning author of many children’s books and several 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.

Care Santos tour has been organised by Instituto Cervantes Manchester in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival and Oldham Library.

Catalan author Care Santos presents her novel Desire for Chocolate in Manchester, Liverpool and Oldham on 15, 16 and 17 October

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The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.
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The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, Balearic Islands Towns and Entities Network and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.
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