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Tangier: From the Romans to The Rolling Stones

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In Tangier, the Moroccan novelist Mohamed Choukri wrote, 'everything is surreal and everything is possible.'


In this intimate portrait of a city, the former BBC North Africa correspondent, Richard Hamilton, explores its hotels, cafés, alleyways and darkest secrets to find out what it is that has inspired so many international writers, artists and musicians.

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Tauris Parke
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Linda
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fabulous read for anyone who plans to visit Tangier. Richard Hamilton, the former BBc North Africa correspondent explores its hotels, cafes, alleyways and darkest secrets to find out what has inspired so many international writers, artists and musicians.

I hugely enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to plan another visit to Tangier
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Saeida Rouass
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bought this book at an author event. Found it really interesting and full of useful information about Tangier. Gives you the long view of Tangier and come to appreciate that it is a city with a long and winding history. It’s geographic location has meant it will always have significance - fascinating read
Tash Bell
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Having travelled to Marrakech recently, I picked this up on a whim - probably because I liked the cover. (Yes, I'm that deep).

However, unlike most of the non-fiction books which I start to read, I actually FINISHED this one! (I'm still impressed with myself). Credit is all down to Richard Hamilton's writing - a BBC reporter, he has a great turn of phrase, a wry sense of humour and a keen eye for detail. This makes him perfectly positioned to capture the chequered history of T
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This was a good, in depth look at the colorful and tumultuous history of Tangier, Morocco.
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