I’m back after a summer podcasting break and reached Richard Hamilton, author of Tangier: From the Romans to the Rolling Stones, by telephone to chat about his latest book. Richard worked as a North African correspondent for the BBC World Service and lived in Morocco for a year while covering the region. He had the opportunity to travel to Tangier for work and later returned to research the famous, and some forgotten, folks who’ve passed through this mythical town that would eventually make up his latest work. The book left me inspired to return to Tangier. But Richard and I agree in the podcast that you cannot do the city justice during a one-day visit, particularly given the storied past and innovation that came out of the city during its heyday around the time of Tangier as an international zone which Richard reveals in Tangier: From the Romans to the Rolling Stones.
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