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Court of Lions

Court of Lions

Author(s): Jane Johnson

Location(s): Granada

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Modern and 15th Century

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Kate Fordham, escaping terrible trauma, has fled to the beautiful sunlit city of Granada, the ancient capital of the Moors in Spain, where she is scraping by with an unfulfilling job in a busy bar. One day in the glorious gardens of the Alhambra, once home to Sultan Abu Abdullah Mohammed, also known as Boabdil, Kate finds a scrap of paper hidden in one of the ancient walls. Upon it, in strange symbols, has been inscribed a message from another age. It has lain undiscovered since before the Fall of Granada in 1492, when the city was surrendered to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. Born of love, in a time of danger and desperation, the fragment will be the catalyst that changes Kate’s life forever.

An epic saga of romance and redemption, Court of Lions brings one of the great turning-points in history to life, telling the stories of a modern woman and the last Moorish sultan of Granada, as they both move towards their cataclysmic destinies.

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Author: tripfiction

This novel was the choice for the #TFBookClub January/February 2018. The rule of Sultans In the later15th Century in Granada is prophesied to be coming to a close. Prince Abu Abdullah Mohammed (Momo), next...

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A magical place

Author: ClaireB

Thank you for allowing me the chance to read Court of Lions by Jane Johnson. The timing was very apt having just watched Monty Dons paradise gardens, I had a glimpse of the wonderful...

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Lovely Sunday morning read

Author: Dpentland

This book follows two timelines, modern day and 5 centuries previous. I really enjoyed learning more of the history of Granada and the Alhambra and it made me want to revisit now that I...

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