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Lords of the Atlas

Lords of the Atlas

Author(s): Gavin Maxwell

Location(s): Morocco

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): Late 19th and 20th Centuries



The greatest Moroccan travel book of all time, vital reading for the new upmarket Marrakesh tourism – one of the bibles of British twentieth-century Orientalism – by the author of A Ring of Bright Water – describes the extraordinary medieval nature of Morocco in the twentieth century, focussing on a family who combined the lethal elegance of gangland mobsters with the opulent charm of hereditary Indian princes, fed by a monopoly in drugs and prostitution

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One of the best books to get a feel for the history of Morocco… soooo many eye-opening facts! – Lex Tills –

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