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Court of Lions - Jane Johnson

Court of Lions - Jane Johnson

Title: Court of Lions

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Jane Johnson

ISBN:  9781786694331

Weight:  863 g



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Court of Lions by Jane Johnson

Sometimes surrender is more courageous than resistance.

Kate Fordham arrived in the sunlit city of Granada a year ago.  In the shadow of the Alhambra, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, she works as a waitress serving tourists in a busy bar.  She pretends she’s happy with her new life – but how could she be?  Kate’s alone, afraid and hiding under a false name.

And fate is about to bring her face-to-face with he greatest fear.

Five centuries ago, a message, in a hand few could read, was inscribed in blood on a stolen scrap of paper.  The paper was folded and pressed into one of the Alhambra’s walls.  There it has lain, undisturbed by the tides of history – the Fall of Granada, the expulsion of its last Sultan – until Kate discovers it.

Born of love, in a time of danger and desperation, the fragment will be the catalyst that changes Kate’s life forever.

Court of Lions bridges time, interweaving the stories of a woman who must confront her unimaginable past and a man who must face an unthinkable future, bringing one of history’s great turning points to life in an epic saga of romance and redemption.

Peer & Press Reviews

Loyalty and treachery are examined mercilessly as the twin stories unfold.  There is history here, examined from a fresh perspective, and humanity injected into a tale that perhaps the reader only knew as names and dates and places.  An excellent reminder that weighty events can pivot on the actions of a few determined souls.  Highly recommended.

Robin Hobb

Johnson’s research is evident here – the twists and turns of Momo’s attempts to hang on to his sultanate are compelling. Blessings’ tormented love is beautifully written, as is the atmosphere of 15th-century Spain…  Page-turning stuff.


To so perfectly capture the complex, heady exoticism of the end of an empire, and weave it with such gripping love stories past and present is an astonishing storytelling feat.  Beware.  You’ll read this in one sitting.

Muriel Gray

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Court of Lions
Author: (also writes as Gabriel King & Jude Fisher)
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781786694331
ISBN 10: 1786694336
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 386
Size (h x w x d): 235 x 153 x 37mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Jane Johnson
Jacket design: Kid-ethic
Jacket images: Shutterstock

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