Doris Cramer: The Glow of the Purple Islands. Blanvalet Verlag (Paperback, 16th century, c 1500 to c 1599)

The Glow of the Purple Islands


Volume 1

Original Title: Das Leuchten der Purpurinseln

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 672 pages, 12.5 x 18.7 cm, 4.9 x 7.4 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-37874-6
€ 9.99 [D] | € 10.30 [A] | CHF 14.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blanvalet

Date of publication: May 15, 2012
This title is available.


Rights sold to: Spain (Ediciones B)

Doris  Cramer - The Glow of the Purple Islands


An exotic family saga against the backcloth of North Africa

Antwerp in 1520. Their father is dying, and so Mirijam and Lucia Van de Meulen set off on the dangerous journey to Andalusia, where they are to begin a new life with relatives. While they are on the high seas, however, they are captured and taken to Africa.

Once there, Lucia is locked away in a harem and Mirijam tortured so badly as a slave that she loses her power of speech. It is only with the help of a Moorish healer that she survives. She goes with him to Mogador, the city of purple snails. Here she not only learns the art of dyeing and healing but also finds love…

Volume 2 is planned for 2013.


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