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A House in Fez When Suzanna Clarke And Her Husband Bought A Dilapidated House In The Moroccan Town Of Fez, Their Friends Thought They Were Mad Located In A Maze Of Donkey Trod Alleyways, The House A Traditional Riad Was Beautiful But In Desperate Need Of Repair Walls Were In Danger Of Collapse, The Plumbing Non Existent While Neither Suzanna Nor Her Husband Spoke Arabic, And Had Only A Smattering Of French, They Were Determined To Restore The Building To Its Original Splendour, Using Only Traditional Craftsmen And Handmade Materials But They Soon Found That Trying To Do Business In Fez Was Like Being Transported Back Several Centuries In Time And So Began The Remarkable Experience That Veered Between Frustration, Hilarity And Moments Of Pure Exhilaration.But Restoring The Riad Was Only Part Of Their Immersion In The Rich And Colourful Life Of This Ancient City A House In Fez Is A Journey Into Moroccan Culture, Revealing Its Day To Day Rhythms, Its Customs And Festivals Its History, Islam, And Sufi Rituals The Lore Of Djinns And Spirits The Vibrant Life Filled Market Places And The Irresistible Moroccan Cuisine And Above All, Into The Lives Of The People Warm, Friendly, And Hospitable.Beautifully Descriptive And Infused With An Extraordinary Sense Of Place, This Is A Compelling Account Of One Couple S Adventures In Ancient Morocco. I decided to read this book because we were thinking about traveling to Morocco in the fall and I wanted to get excited about the trip This book had the exact opposite effect I m certain it was unintentional, but the author made Morocco sound really unappealing She obviously enjoys living there, but completely failed at conveying why she does I also found t I wish there werestars, 5 does not seem enough for this book History, culture through an outsider s eyes, home restoration and the human connection that makes the world go round This book will fuel my day dreams for years to come. Unusually for me, I actually had to force myself to finish this book Other reviewers have cited the author s tone as something of a turn off As a frequent visitor to the Middle East, I m familiar with the frustrations that Ms Clarke expresses Why is everything so needlessly complex but there was a cross between self congratulation for dealing with Moroccan bureaucracy and the informal economy read tips and bribes coupled with a constant need to remind us that she basically didn t tru Unusually for me, I actually had to force myself to finish this book Other reviewers have cited the author s tone as something of a turn off As a frequent visitor to the Middle East, I m familiar with the frustrations that Ms Clarke expresses Why is everything so needlessly complex but there was a cross between self c Not impressive, as travel writing goes Clarke is neither patient nor humorous enough to pull it off, and is rather ungraceful in dealing with unforeseen issues with buying a house and living in a foreign country Understandable, but makes for a boring annoying book. I liked this book and part of me wants to give it another star because it is about Morocco, a country I love deeply but I at this point I just have to keep it at three starts It was a good enough read but not as great as other books out there that are similar not that you shouldn t read this to getof a glimpse of moving to Morocco I was deeply disappointed with the fact that Clarke, who was moving from Australia to Morocco part time had very little contact with Moroccans Unfortunately I liked this book and part of me wants to give it another star because it is about Morocco, a country I love deeply but I at this point I just have to keep it at three starts It was a good enough read but not as great as other books out there that are similar not that you shouldn t read this to getof a glimpse of moving to Morocco I was deeply disappointed with the fact that Clarke, who was moving from Australia to Morocco part time had very little contact with Moroccans Unfortunately, this is something quite a lot of expatriates seem I was very disappointed in this book I recently read The Caliph s House, about restoring a traditional house in Casablanca The problem is not that this book about restoring a traditional house in Fez or F s is too similar to the other, but rather that it is so inferior in style and flavor The most annoying thing for me was that that author continually talks about how much each thing costs Prices, amounts of dirhams, and how every Moroccan is always cheating the Australian author and her I was very disappointed in this book I recently read The Caliph s House, about restoring a traditional house in Casablanca The problem is not that this book about restoring a traditional house in Fez or F s is too similar to the other, but rather that it is so inferior in style and flavor The most annoying thing for me was that that author continually talks about how much each thing costs Prices, amounts of dirhams, and how every Moroccan is always cheating the Australian author and her husband if you deleted all these from the book, it would lose half its pages In contrast, the author of the other book was also cheated and also overpaid for things, and sometimes mentioned prices, but his story never seemed like a I purchased this book to read before our trip to Fez, Morocco last month However, I only got through the first 3 chapters before we arrived in Fez There was so much to see and do in Morocco, I didn t have one minute to pick up this account of an Australian couple who bought a riad in the heart of Fez in the ancient Medina We also stayed at a first class, great old riad called Ryad Mabrouka in the Medina We also met a British couple from London the same area where my daughter lives, Chiswic I purchased this book to read before our trip to Fez, Morocco last month However, I only got through the first 3 chapters before we arrived in Fez There was so much to see and do in Morocco, I didn t have one minute to pick up this account of an Australian couple who bought a riad in the heart of Fez in the ancient Medina We also stayed at a first class, great old riad called Ryad Mabrouka in the Medina We also met a British couple from Londo An pleasant enough read travel lit lite and as a fellow expat living in Morocco I m a Peace Corps Volunteer serving here I can empathize with some of Clarke s frustrations, but like many of the other commenters, I was struck by how little interaction Clarke really had with Morocco.Her primary social group was almost entirely made up This is a wonderful book for anyone looking for background on Morocco s history as well as insight into the daily life of a foreigner in Fez It was particularly poignant for me as after reading it I could practically smell the tanneries mingling with the cooking smells of dates, couscous, almonds and sweet mint tea I can visualize the Blue Gate that the french built when they conquered fez and t


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