Lords of the Atlas
The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua 1893-1956
By (author) Gavin Maxwell
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Lords of the Atlas by Gavin Maxwell
Book Descriptionthe greatest Moroccan travel book of all time:vital reading for the new upmarket Marrakesh tourism - one of the bibles of British twentieth-century Orientalism - by the author of A Ring of Bright Water - describes the extraordinary medieval nature of Morocco in the twentieth century, focussing on a family who combined the lethal elegance of gangland mobsters with the opulent charm of hereditary Indian princes, fed by a monopoly in drugs and prostitution - a perennial classic for the backlist which will sell and sell - POS material available
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780907871149
(215mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gavin Maxwell
Ring of Bright Water, Hardback (July 2014)
Ring of Bright Water is an autobiographical work by Gavin Maxwell. Hailed a masterpiece when it was first published, the story of Gavin Maxwell's life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most lyrical, moving descriptions of a man's relationship with the natural world.
Harpoon at a Venture, Paperback (September 2013)
Gavin Maxwell tells the whole story the challenge and drama of the shark hunt, the development of catching techniques and equipment, the men who worked with him and some of the frustrations of starting a new enterprise in post-war Scotland.
Reed Shaken by the Wind, Paperback (November 2003)
This 1967 title is a portrait of the marsh Arabs of southern Iraq. Maxwell presents his impressions of these secluded people, along with numerous photos. Although intended as a travel book, this make more of a historical or sociological study now, given the...turmoil in Iraq.--Library Journal.
Ring of Bright Water Trilogy, Paperback (April 2001)» View all books by Gavin Maxwell
The author went to live in an abandoned house on a shingle beach on the west coast of Scotland. A haven for wildlife - he settled there with the otters Mij, Edal and Teko. This title chronicles his life with these playful animals in this natural paradise and the story of the difficult last years and the final abandonment of the settlement.
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