Tales from the Alhambra - Washington Irving

Extracts from Washington's book are used in the audio guide for contemporary visitors to the Alhambra and it was the emotive prose which inspired me to seek out a copy. The grandeur of the palace complex is beautifully reflected in the author's description and related legends and alludes to the almost mystical influences of Spanish and Moorish inhabitants.

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