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By Bus to the Sahara - WEST, Gordon

Black Swan, 1996, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. A little rubbed at the edges of the wraps. Pages gently tanned. A nice copy.

It was in the 1930s that Gordon and Mary West decided to explore the land of palm groves and oases, mosques and muezzins and the ancient walled cities of an old Empire - by bus. Setting off from Tilbury with two suitcases, a large painting box, and a roll of artist's canvas, they sailed to Tangier, and there entered the world of French Morocco, a world of sheiks and harems, the ancient Berber tribes of the Atlas Mountains, of French Legionnaires drinking 'earthquakes' in seedy desert bars, of beautiful old Moorish palaces and mountain mud villages. BY BUS TO THE SAHARA captures perfectly the colourful, exotic and little-explored country of Morocco and the desert in a vanished era. 239pp.

Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼")
ISBN: 0552996661

£Now with a new owner.