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  • A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco
  • Suzanna Clarke
  • English
  • 21 October 2020
  • 9780091925222

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FREE READ Â A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco Ts 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 exhilarationBut 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 in. 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 the author to be very whiny The book was mostly comprised of complaints about how difficult it was to renovate this house I know that living in a construction zone can be challenging but she wasn t doing it herself She had a team of 18 workers doing the actual work Do not read this book if you are considering a trip to Morocco How Money Became Dangerous 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 Windburn frustration hilarity and moments of pure exhilarationBut 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 in. I decided to read this book because we were thinking about traveling to Morocco in the Light Traveling 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 Knights vs Dinosaurs failed at conveying why she does I also Knights vs Dinosaurs found the author to be very whiny The book was mostly comprised of complaints about how difficult it was to renovate this house I know that living in a construction zone can be challenging but she wasn t doing it herself She had a team of 18 workers doing the actual work Do not read this book if you are considering a trip to Morocco

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FREE READ Â A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco 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 i. Suzanna Clarke is a reporter for the Brisbane Courier and in A HOUSE IN FEZ she relates how she and her husband fell in love with a country and purchased then renovated a centuries old house in Fez Morocco Only able to spend a few months at a time in Morocco a lot of the work had to be done remotely from Australia with a few good friends back in Morocco helping out where they can In between the story of the renovations locating tradesmen and dealing with red tape Suzanna also relates the rich history of the country the religious beliefs and the customs of the people she comes across Morocco came alive on the pages her descriptions are vivid and you could just close your eyes and see the scene that Susanna had described how the ancient land is slowly being westernised with the two cultures living side by side Internet cafes rub shoulders with artisans workshops peasants on donkeys trot beneath billboards advertising the latest mobile phones Suzanna started off saying that she didn t want to be a foreigner who only hung out with other foreigners but at first she did The way she described her early social interactions came over that while she socialised with locals she didn t totally trust them certainly didn t sympathise with many of them and suspected them of trying to get one over her all the time which she was mostly right about to be perfectly honest but not in every case Eventually she became close friends with a few local ladies who helped her understand that life in Morocco is not as modern as society would like you to think By the end of the book Suzanna was dancing at their parties and whenever they had to return to Australia both Suzanna and her husband missed the laid back and unpredictable life in Fez when compared to their meticulously organized lives in AustraliaI chose this book as I need a book set in Morocco as part of my read around the world challenge the fact it was an Aussie author was a bonus If you are thinking of travelling to Morocco as my 85 year old mother is I certainly recommend this book for background reading Friend Fling Forever? 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 i. 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FREE READ Â A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco To 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 hospitableBeautifully descriptive and infused with an extraordinary sense of place this is a compelling account of one couple's adventures in ancient Moroc. 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 an accounts ledger This one very nearly didThe worse thing stylistically is too much telling and not enough showing the fatal downfall of storytelling We are constantly being told that someone is kind or gentle or this or that but we rarely get to see anyone being themselves This too is a great contrast to the other book I couldn t help feeling like these two Australians really were the new colonizers of Morocco with most of their contacts and dinner party companions being other foreigners who have come to live part time in Fez buying up houses in the car free Medina and restoring them Most of their interactions with Moroccan people are as employers hiring cleaners and plumbers and plasterers to work on their houses or dealing with clerks and officials in the frustrating uest to get the reuired building permits I did learn some interesting things about the history of Morocco and its architecture although the author inserts these interludes clumsily among the tedious accounts about how much money she had to pay this person and that person again and again Thicker Than Water The Grayson Trilogy #3 festivals; its history Islam and Sufi rituals; the lore of djinns and spirits; the vibrant life Colton Cowboy Standoff Coltons of Roaring Springs #1 filled market places and the irresistible Moroccan cuisine And above all into the lives of the people warm Someday Jennifer friendly and hospitableBeautifully descriptive and infused with an extraordinary sense of place this is a compelling account of one couple's adventures in ancient Moroc. 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 Friend Fling Forever? 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 Harleuin Medical Romance March 2019 Box Set 1 of 2 from the book it would lose half its pages In contrast the author of the other book was also cheated and also overpaid The Widow Next Door: The most chilling of new crime thriller books that you will read in 2018 for things and sometimes mentioned prices but his story never seemed like an accounts ledger This one very nearly didThe worse thing stylistically is too much telling and not enough showing the Perkins Mid Grade Novel #5 fatal downfall of storytelling We are constantly being told that someone is kind or gentle or this or that but we rarely get to see anyone being themselves This too is a great contrast to the other book I couldn t help The Killer Across the Table feeling like these two Australians really were the new colonizers of Morocco with most of their contacts and dinner party companions being other La revolución del metabolismo foreigners who have come to live part time in Fez buying up houses in the car El principe caspian y la fe de cs lewis free Medina and restoring them Most of their interactions with Moroccan people are as employers hiring cleaners and plumbers and plasterers to work on their houses or dealing with clerks and officials in the A Rancher to Remember frustrating uest to get the reuired building permits I did learn some interesting things about the history of Morocco and its architecture although the author inserts these interludes clumsily among the tedious accounts about how much money she had to pay this person and that person again and again