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Lawrence of Marrakech

From the Magical Markets of Morocco

T R Lawrence Jeff Braucher Jeff Braucher

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Nomads of Santa Fe
20 October 2019
Cultural studies; Sociology: customs & traditions; Antiques & collectables: carpets, rugs & textiles; Lifetyle & personal style guides; Travel writing
We have not authorized resellers to sell our book, and therefore we cannot guarantee the authenticity. This is our color version, we also offer it in black and white. What starts out for T.R. Lawrence as a surfing vacation to Morocco turns into a series of life-changing adventures--stemming from such random events as a knock on the door, the casual flipping through a magazine, a duffle bag knocked off a shoulder, a walk through a Marrakech alley when suddenly being pulled into a shop, and a motorcycle ride behind a truck loaded with olives. His fascinating work of storytelling details his courage to pursue new opportunities. You'll appreciate T.R.'s excitement when he buys ten exquisite hand-woven rugs during his first trip and finds a buyer in the States. T.R. shares the joy of stepping into a business that quickly becomes an adventurous lifestyle he is destined to live. His narrative writing covers his 25-year successful import-export business, with the partnership of his wife, Linda, and the assistance of local merchants, as he gathers the best antiques and things rarer and finer than what unknowledgeable tourists can find. T.R. and Linda embrace the culture and customs of Moroccans, adopting their clothing styles as their own. He takes you into the street markets and alleyways in the old section of the city, as well as the intriguing Djemaa el Fna, the Square of the Dead. Become enthralled with the acrobats, snake charmers, and storytellers that enliven the square each evening across from their hotel. T.R. frequently feels that Marrakech is speaking to him, convincing him he belongs there. Travelers will celebrate each page in T.R.'s journeys within the country and through the realm of art and cultural activities discovered in his hunt for exquisite rug weavings by hand, jewelry, antiques, and clothing in the street markets for export to the United States. In his own prosperity, T.R. naturally helps many merchants thrive as they go out in search of rarities for him. Welcomed and respected by the business community, he creates and fosters relationships lasting decades. Enjoy T.R.'s vivid details and fascinating cultural experiences of a country vastly different from what we know in the West--exotic, ancient, colorful, and rich in sights and sounds.
By:   T R Lawrence
Edited by:   Jeff Braucher, Jeff Braucher
Imprint:   Nomads of Santa Fe
Edition:   Black and White ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   408g
ISBN:   9781732897601
ISBN 10:   1732897603
Pages:   214
Publication Date:   20 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Lawrence of Marrakech: From the Magical Markets of Morocco

A fun, page-turning travelogue. This was an enjoyable read! . . . The elder reader will appreciate the spirit of the past; the younger reader should find it an inspiration. -- Eric Rudd, Artist / Author of Sayulita Mariposa Sayulita Butterfly T.R. Lawrence's enthralling book on shopping the Marrakesh, Morocco souk took me back 20 years. . .. He surfed the souk and was able to resurrect in words the sounds, excitement, smells, mystery and magic of the famed Marrakesh souk adjacent to the three-ring-circus Jemma-el-Fna square. . .. It is a great read. -- Landt Dennis, Author of Living in Morocco: Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh This engaging read describes the partly fictionalized Moroccan adventures of T.R. Lawrence, co-owner with his wife, Linda... Amusing flashbacks focus on the mythical Pink City before its discovery by the international jet set. -- Kitty Morse, author of Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from my Moroccan Kitchen and Mint Tea and Minarets: a banquet of Moroccan memories


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