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The Spider’s House

The Spider’s House
  • Author(s): Paul Bowles
  • Location(s): Fez
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1954

Fez, 1954, and American ex-pat Stenham reluctantly accepts a guide for his night-time walk home through the streets of the Medina. A nationalist uprising is transforming the country, much to the annoyance of Stenham, who enjoys the trappings of...

The Storyteller of Casablanca

The Storyteller of Casablanca
  • Author(s): Fiona Valpy
  • Location(s): Casablanca
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s and 2000s

In this evocative tale from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker’s Gift, a strange new city offers a young girl hope. Can it also offer a lost soul a second chance? Morocco, 1941. With France having fallen to Nazi...

The Sultan’s Wife

The Sultan’s Wife
  • Author(s): Jane Johnson
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 17th Century

A sweeping historical adventure, set in 17th-century Morocco, from the bestselling author of Court of Lions. Morocco, 1677 The tyrannical King Ismail resides over the palace of Meknes. Through the sweltering heat of the palace streets, Nus Nus, slave...

The Tenth Gift

The Tenth Gift
  • Author(s): Jane Johnson
  • Location(s): Morocco, Cornwall
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 17th Century and 2000s

Jane Johnson’s The Tenth Gift is an wonderfully escapist page-turner set in seventeenth century Cornwall and Morocco,based on spine-tinglingly shocking historical fact, with a romantic hidden love story at its heart. His parting gift to her was a new...

The Time in Between

The Time in Between
  • Author(s): María Dueñas
  • Location(s): Morocco, Madrid
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

Spain, 1936 and the brink of civil war. Aged twelve, Sira Quiroga was apprenticed to a Madrid dressmaker. As she masters the seamstress’s art, her life seems to be clearly mapped out – until she falls passionately in love...

The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit

The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit
  • Author(s): Elias Canetti
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1940s

Nobel Prize-winning author Canetti spent only a few weeks in Marrakesh, but it was a visit that would remain with him for the rest of his life. In The Voices of Marrakesh, he captures the essence of that place:...

This Blinding Absence of Light

This Blinding Absence of Light
  • Author(s): Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1971

In this extraordinary non-fiction novel, based on a true story, Tahar Ben Jelloun traces the experiences of Salim who, in 1971, took part in a failed coup attempt to oust King Hassan II of Morocco. With sixty others Salim...

Valley Of The Casbahs: A Journey Across the Moroccan Sahara

Valley Of The Casbahs: A Journey Across the Moroccan Sahara
  • Author(s): Jeffrey Tayler
  • Location(s): Sahara, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): contemporary

The four-hundred-and-fifty-mile long Draa River Valley in the Moroccan Sahara contains some of the most sumptuous oases and searing desert of the Arab world, starting in the moonscape gorges of the Anti Atlas Mountains through to a green sea...

Washington Black

Washington Black
  • Author(s): Esi Edugyan
  • Location(s): Barbados, Canada, London, Morocco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Historical

When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave – finds himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. The eccentric Christopher ‘Titch’ Wilde is a...

When Every Road Whispers My Name

When Every Road Whispers My Name
  • Author(s): Maria Vano
  • Location(s): United States (USA), England, Greece, Hungary, Morocco, Spain
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2000-2021

One middle-aged woman with no money, three suitcases, a big dream, and a desire to see it all, sets out to live her best solo life. Calling on memories from her teen years when she lived in Rome, Italy,...

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