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THE SHINING CITY: The Al-Andalus series Bk 1 - a story of unrequited love in Moorish Spain by [Joan Fallon]

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"Exotic, romantic, and rich with historical detail, The Shining City is a timeless story of love, family, and the unexpected consequences of our actions. Author Joan Fallon provides richly imagined portraits of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances during the short-lived rise of the opulent palace-city of Madinat al-Zahra."
Karen McCann, author of "Dancing in the Fountains"

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Work on the city of Madinat al-Zahra, in southern Spain, began in the year 940 AD and seventy-five years later it lay in ruins.  The research for this book was fascinating, particularly so because it is a period for which very little written documentation still exists.  I made numerous visits to Cordoba and the ruined city of Madinat al-Zahra as well as reading a number of secondary sources - all of which portrayed a society rich in culture, wealth and learning.  The novel is as much the story of the city as it is of the people who lived there.