T.R. Lawrence’s artful storytelling will delight readers with vivid descriptions of his life-changing adventures and opportunities in Morocco that lead to a successful import-export business dealing in fine antiques and things rarely unearthed in the markets of Marrakech.
Become engrossed in the narrative writing that offers an intriguing look at exotic Morocco.
“Lawrence of Marrakesh” is the story of TR Lawrence’s passion for Moroccan textiles and the many adventures to which that passion leads. Set against the sights, the sounds, and the smells of Marrakesh, in all their beauty and rawness, it ranges from the manicured gardens of the luxurious Mamounia Hotel to the dark, narrow alleyways of old town. And of course, there are the busy souks. It is a fascinating story, well told. As you will learn, no one visits the markets of Marrakesh without a guide. Let Lawrence be yours.” —D R Baker, Author of “The Devil’s Money”
Reading "Lawrence of Marrakech" I was instantly transported to another time and another place. I imagined myself back in one of my favorite haunts: the Djemma el Fna, replete with its snake charmers, acrobats, fire-eaters and storytellers, as well as the winding alleyways and souks that lie beyond. I cannot but admire Lawrence's sense of adventure, bravery and fun in the 1970s, those more innocent days before the advent of the internet, mobile phones, social media etc. I recommend this book to any lover of Morocco.
—Richard Hamilton Author of "The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco."
A fun, page-turning travelogue. This was an enjoyable read!
… learn the intricate pathways of the medina in Marrakech… an authentic reflection of that country.
… experience a business lesson about how to become an entrepreneur.
… read how one adventure leads to another and before one knows what has happened, an entire life’s course has been altered for the better.
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
Authentic Moroccan Rugs featured in Lawrence of Marrakech
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From T.R. Lawrence & Linda O’Leary’s travels to Morocco