A Year in Marrakesh, Paperback

A Year in Marrakesh Paperback



Peter Mayne (1908-1979) is to Morocco what Peter Mayle is to Provence or Lawrence Durrell to Greece.

This 1953 classic in a new edition captures the very essence of the people and place.

Having already learned to appreciate Muslim life when he was in Pakistan, Mayne bought a house in the labyrinthine back streets of Marrakesh.

He wanted to settle there, not as a privileged visitor in a hotel or grand villa, but as one of the inhabitants.

He learned their language, made friends, took part in their festivals, and wrote their letters.

This is not a travel book in the accepted sense of the word-it is a record of personal experience in a region of foreign life well beyond the tourist's eye.

Mayne contrives in a deceptively simple prose to disseminate in the air of an English November the spicy odors of North Africa; he has turned, for an hour, smog to shimmering sunlight, woven a texture of extraordinary charm.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Illustrationsmap
  • Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780907871088



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