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Leaving Tangier

Leaving Tangier
  • Author(s): Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Location(s): Barcelona, Tangier
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s onwards

Young Moroccans gather regularly in a seafront cafe to gaze at the lights on the Spanish coast glimmering in the distance. Azel, the protagonist, is intent on leaving in one way or another. On the brink of despair he...

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...

The Forgiven

The Forgiven
  • Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

David and Jo Henniger, a doctor and children’s book author, in search of an escape from their less than happy lives in London, accept the invitation of their old friends Richard and Dally to attend their annual bacchanal at...

The Heat of Betrayal

The Heat of Betrayal
  • Author(s): Douglas Kennedy
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

In the heady strangeness of Morocco, he is everything she wants him to be – passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here she will finally become pregnant. But when Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself...

The Jackal’s Share

The Jackal’s Share
  • Author(s): Chris Morgan Jones
  • Location(s): Dubai, Italy, London, Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): MOdern

Boundless wealth hides the deepest secrets . . . When a charismatic billionaire asks Ben Webster to investigate his personal affairs it isn’t long before the private spy is convinced that there is something very wrong with his new...

The King’s Fool

The King’s Fool
  • Author(s): Mahi Binebine
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Sidi is dying. In the last days of this all-powerful tyrant, his faithful court fool takes stock of the decades he has spent in the king’s service. For the many years have left certain indelible wounds. During his service,...

The Last Storytellers

The Last Storytellers
  • Author(s): Richard Hamilton
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco’s ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences....

The Saffron Trail

The Saffron Trail
  • Author(s): Rosanna Ley
  • Location(s): Cornwall, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Once, there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets, its mystery, and best of all, she loved its hint of magic. After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour...

The Salt Road

The Salt Road
  • Author(s): Jane Johnson
  • Location(s): Algeria, Morocco, Sahara
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Various

Isabelle’s estranged archeologist father dies, leaving her a puzzle. In a box she finds some papers and a mysterious African amulet — but their connection to her remains unclear until she embarks on a trip to Morocco to discover...

The Sultan’s Wife

The Sultan’s Wife
  • Author(s): Jane Johnson
  • Location(s): London, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1677

The year is 1677. Behind the magnificent walls and towering arches of the Palace of Meknes, captive chieftain’s son and now a lowly scribe, Nus Nus is framed for murder. As he attempts to evade punishment for the bloody...

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