Looking for some literary inspiration? Kate Skillington suggests five great books to read before you go
Set in the Sahara desert after World War II, rather than the city itself, this acclaimed adventure novel was described by Tennessee Williams as “an allegory of man and his Sahara”.
This autobiographical novel by Sigmund Freud's great-granddaughter describes a young mother attempting to live the hippie dream, to the obvious disenchantment of her daughter.
An action-packed account of the North African white slave trade in the 18th century, based on the memoirs of a Cornish cabin boy who was the personal slave of tyrannical ruler Moulay Ismail.
An anthology of travel writing including Marrakech and North Africa from the celebrated author who swapped New York for Tangier in 1947 and embraced traditional Moroccan culture.
Kate Skillington travelled to Marrakech with Wanderlust Journeys