Marrakech Select is Book of the Week

Koutoubia mosque, Marrakech, Morocco
Koutoubia mosque, Marrakech, Morocco

The Mail on Sunday has chosen Marrakech Select as its Book of the Week (26.2.12).

Frank Barrett writes: The Moroccan city of Marrakech is one holiday destination that has continued to prosper while others have faltered.

Visitors find this charming, occasionally chaotic city curiously uplifting. So it is appropriate that the new Marrakech Select guide (Insight Select Guides – £9.99) aims to offer an inspirational account of the city based on 'authentic experiences, fresh discoveries, and a good dose of local culture'.

 'From the exotic souks of the medina to the glamour of the ville nouvelle, Marrakech is a riot of contradictions and extremes, at once African and Arab, eastern and western, desert town and modern city, religious and secular, elegant and rough-edged.'