Two little girls are taken by their mother to Morocco on a 1960s pilgrimage of self-discovery. For Mum it is not just an escape from the grinding conventions of English life but a quest for personal fulfilment; her children, however, seek something more solid and stable amidst the shifting desert sands. ‘Just open the book and begin, and instantly you will be first of all charmed, then intrigued and finally moved by this fascinating story’ Spectator.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing
Feckless mother or enlightened childhood? This for me feels a hard book to review as I have mixed feelings about it or maybe just the message that's intended. This is a tale of two young children ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mlbelize - LibraryThing
A rating of 4*s would also be valid here. Oh, where are the half stars when you need them. Although not usually a fan of child narrators, I found this one refreshing, honest and ringing true. An interesting little book that kept me immersed until the conclusion. Read full review