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A Handful of Honey: Away to the Palm Groves of Morocco and Algeria

A Handful of Honey: Away to the Palm Groves of Morocco and Algeria
  • Author(s): Annie Hawes
  • Location(s): Algeria, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Travelling across Morocco and Algeria on a shoestring, this is the story of the people the author met on her travels – fascinating characters, quirky encounters all told with insight and humour

A House in Fez

A House in Fez
  • Author(s): Suzanna Clarke
  • Location(s): Fez
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

When Suzanna Clarke and her husband bought a dilapidated house in the Moroccan town of Fez, their friends thought they were mad. Located in a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, the house – a traditional riad – was beautiful but...

A Street in Marrakech

A Street in Marrakech
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s

The author and her husband have managed to delve into life in the Medina, discovering the life of the women behind the walls of the Medina, as they spoke Arabic, a real asset in those days. A vivid portrayal...

A Year in Marrakesh

A Year in Marrakesh
  • Author(s): Peter Mayne
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1950s

Michael Palin picks A YEAR IN MARRAKESH by Peter Mayle as one of his top ten books. One of those travel classics in the Englishman (of some means) abroad vein, this shows a great deal of sensitivity to both...

Amazir

Amazir
  • Author(s): Tom Gamble
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

An idealistic young Englishman, Harry Summerfield, befriends an American oil explorer in Gibraltar in the 1930s. Their meeting sparks a journey for both men that will take them across Morocco and northern Africa, to encounter the harsh realities of...

Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy
  • Author(s): India Knight
  • Location(s): London, Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2009-2011

It’s two days before Christmas and wife and mother of two, Clara Dunphy, has finally finished her last-minute shopping on Oxford Street. On a whim she decides to treat herself to a champagne cocktail at the Connaught hotel, where...

Crossed Bones

Crossed Bones
  • Author(s): Jane Johnson
  • Location(s): Morocco, Penzance
  • Genre(s): Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern , 1620s

This is a fictional account of a pirate raid which occured off of the Cornish coastline in the 1600s, but is actually based on historical facts that have been meticulously researched. 60 villagers are captured and stolen off to...

Hideous Kinky

Hideous Kinky
  • Author(s): Esther Freud
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s/70s

Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment: her children,...

Horses of God

Horses of God
  • Author(s): Mahi Binebine
  • Location(s): Casablanca
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

On the outskirts of Casablanca, next to the dump, is the shantytown of Sidi Moumen, where Yachine and his ten brothers grew up in the aimless chaos of drugs, violence, unemployment, and despair. The barefoot boys started their own...

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...

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