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The Hand of Fatima by Ildefonso Falcones
  

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Snared between two cultures and two loves, one man is forced to choose...1564, the Kingdom of Granada. Fuelled with the love of the beautiful Fatima, Hernando hatches a plan to unite the two warring faiths - and the two halves of his identity...

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The Hand of Fatima by Ildefonso Falcones

After years of Christian oppression, the Moors take arms and daub the white houses of Sierra Nevada with the blood of their victims. Amidst the conflict is young Hernando, the son of an Arab woman and the Christian priest who raped her. He is despised and regularly beaten by his own step-father for his 'tainted' heritage.


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Ildefonso Falcones’ first novel, Cathedral of the Sea became a publishing legend with over a million copies sold in Spain alone. It has since been published in over forty countries, becoming a European bestseller. In his latest blockbuster, The Hand of Fatima, Falcones is marking the four hundredth anniversary of the expulsion of the Moors from 17th Century Spain. Falcones is a practising lawyer in Barcelona where he lives with his wife and four sons.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Ildefonso Falcones

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Paperback

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780552776462

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