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Valley Of The Casbahs: A Journey Across the Moroccan Sahara Hardcover – 6 Feb 2003

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown (6 Feb. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316860786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316860789
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,444,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tayler imparts a sense of immediacy to his travels, while reflecting on a nomadic way of life in fast decline. (NORTHERN ECHO)

A delightful and thought-provoking snapshot of Moroccan life. (DAILY EXPRESS)

He vividly recreates his trek, balancing the beauty with the gritty. (INK)

It is easy to see why Tayler counts Bill Bryson amongst his fans (GOOD BOOK GUIDE)

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*An extraordinary journey across the haunting and dramatic scenery of the Moroccan Sahara, Jeffrey Tayler's epioc trip is a journey threaded with danger, adventure and....temperamental camels

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Format: Paperback
A very enjoyable and compelling read, Jeffrey Tayler paints an evocative picture of the people of the Draa valley and fast disappearing ways of life of nomadic tribes people. He describes his ardous desert journey with great humility, sensitivity and humour. Throughly recommended. He's written a book about the Congo as well so that's next on the travel-reading list.
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I bought this book after we visited the Draa Valley last year. The author accurately describes the sights and sounds of this fascinating region. He goes further to set the historical context of the peoples of the region as he travels down the Draa. The most moving theme through the book focuses on changing roles of the community and plight and struggle of individuals in modern day society, and how they once had an important role to play in the ancient socity. Captivating and a colourful. An excellant read whether you have been there, fancy going there or just want someone to provide you with an excellant armchair adventure- Enjoy!
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Jeffrey Tayler writes really good prose and his writing captures both the places he visits and the spirit of the people he meets. I received this for Christmas and started it after the family left and didn't put it down until it was finished. I've just ordered "Facing the Congo" by the same author which probably speaks volumes. For an American he really is very open minded and well informed. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants to find out about parts of the world that they are unlikely ever to visit.
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I read this book whilst travelling through southern Morocco and I found it a fascinating and illumining read. Talyer describes the characters he meets on his travels with surprising dept and colour. He also provides a thought out description of the history of the region. All in all it makes for a captivating and entertaining read, recommended reading whether you are visiting the region or not.
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Came when it said it would, in the condition described, with strong packaging that was easy to open - so no worries!
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