James von Leyden grew up in Durham and studied Philosophy & Modern Languages at Oxford University. He worked for 30 years as an advertising copywriter. He first visited Morocco in 1985, leading to a life-long love affair with the country. He is married with two children and divides his time between Lewes, East Sussex and Oualidia, Morocco.
Clever, captivating and colourful; an absorbing thriller rich in atmosphere -- Philip Gwynne Jones, author of The Venetian Game