Over at Bookends HQ we have been reveling in the Indian Summer sunshine this week – who knew it actually a real thing?! We’re saying no to the woolly hats and jumpers just yet and yes to this elongated summer, so we’ve re-visited an old favourite, The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley to take us back to the sunshine and into the heart of the exotic, bustling Moroccan bazaar…
Once, there was a girl who loved saffron. She loved its secrets, its mystery, and best of all, she loved its hint of magic.
After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the heady delights of Moroccan cuisine could help her fulfil her dream of opening her own restaurant.
It’s there she meets Amy – a young photographer trying to unravel the story behind her family’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The two women develop a close friendship and discover a surprising connection between their own pasts.
This connection will take Nell and Amy on a journey to find their own ‘saffron trail’ – from the labyrinthine medina and bustle of Moroccan bazaars all the way back home to Cornwall and to the heart of their families’ origins.
Click here to read a free extract from THE SAFFRON TRAIL