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By Tom Gamble

An idealistic younger Englishman, Harry Summerfield, befriends an American oil explorer in Gibraltar within the Thirties. Their assembly sparks a trip for either males with a view to take them throughout Morocco and northern Africa, to come across the cruel realities of Berber competition to French colonial rule and the fervour of a love for a similar younger French lady. jam-packed with motion, personality and terribly vibrant neighborhood color, it is a large novel ofadventure and romance which retains the reader guessing web page after web page.

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Summerfield shook his head, looking adamant. ’ He hesitated, pondered for an instant and on an afterthought, changed his mind: ‘But who knows, Jim. Perhaps I’ll come back to that in the future. ’ Wilding scribbled down an address and handed it across, though Summerfield was unable to give him one in return. ’ At seven-forty—the train an hour late—they shook hands on the station platform. Wilding hoisted himself up into his compartment as the locomotive tugged and whistled away. ’ Wilding shouted from his window.

The offer was interesting, bizarre, but not without complications. His idea had been to be responsible only to himself. And then he thought that too many times in the past he had missed out on opportunities—and why? Because of his fear, he told himself. Fear of the unknown, fear of his capacities. ‘Abrach—you want me to write love letters, is that it? Trick her? Isn’t it a little Romanesque—’ ‘Just one letter—a real test. ’ ‘Because, my dear friend, I cannot write French as I speak it. It is one of the reasons I could not continue studying with the Europeans.

Around the whitewashed sides of the structure he counted twelve open rooms, each decorated in coloured tapestries and tiles, rugs and intricately sculpted wood, each a separate colour: pale green, blue, white, orange, deep red, pastel yellow, pink; each containing a cluster of low tables surrounded by large, inviting cushions. There were no chairs. In the centre, under an open sky, was a pond, a date tree, lilies and magnolias, the lemon scent of which gave the air an ethereal, heavenly feel. In the middle of the pond, accessible by a small wooden bridge, was a glass kiosk with its private table and a set of luxuriant cushions of golden silk.

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