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A Year in Marrakesh by Peter Mayne

By Peter Mayne

Peter Mayne (1908-1979) is to Morocco what Peter Mayle is to Provence or Lawrence Durrell to Greece. This 1953 vintage in a brand new version captures the very essence of the folk and position. Having already realized to understand Muslim lifestyles whilst he was once in Pakistan, Mayne got a home within the labyrinthine again streets of Marrakesh. He desired to settle there, now not as a privileged customer in a inn or grand villa, yet as one of many population. He realized their language, made acquaintances, took half of their gala's, and wrote their letters. this isn't a trip booklet within the approved feel of the word-it is a checklist of non-public event in a quarter of international lifestyles well past the tourist's eye. Mayne contrives in a deceptively basic prose to disseminate within the air of an English November the highly spiced odors of North Africa; he has became, for an hour, smog to shimmering solar, woven a texture of impressive appeal.

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