Alice Morrison was born in Edinburgh, but grew up in Africa before studying Arabic and Turkish at Edinburgh University. After a career in journalism, working for the BBC and as CEO of Vision + Media, Alice then cycled from Cairo to Cape Town and entered the Marathon Des Sables. She moved to Morocco in 2014 and presented her first TV series, From Morocco to Timbuktu, on BBC2 in 2017. Her previous book, Adventures in Morocco, was published in paperback by Simon & Schuster in 2020.
'With lush descriptions of her surroundings, she transports the
reader to another world while also warning of the shifts that could
be brought about by climate change.'
'There is something refreshingly straightforward about Morrison's latest adventure. The Scottish-born Morocco-based writer leaves a copy of her will with her parents, rents some camels and sets out on an expedition across the deserts and dunes, from the Atlas mountains to the Sahara.'
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‘In an effort to raise awareness about climate change and the growing issues faced by Earth’s desert environments, adventurer and TV presenter Alice Morrison charts three inspirational journeys she embarked on across Morocco.’