An Echo Of Scandal is a dual time novel set mainly in Tangier.
It is 1978 and Sam is a destitute American who has been drifting through Western Europe and is now in Tangier. He plays at writing but he cannot find his muse, until he buys an old writing case. It leads him on a colourful journey through Tangier, both past and present as the reader is beguiled by the mysticism of the city that is a gateway between continents.
The second story, from 1928, begins in Spain. Ale is an orphan who lives in a brothel where she is taught how to make wonderful dishes from meagre ingredients. When she is accused of murder, though, no one helps her and she is forced to run away. Disguising herself as a man, to make travelling safer, she makes her way…
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