A House in Fez
Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco
By (author) Suzanna Clarke
Format: Paperback / softback
House in Fez by Suzanna Clarke
Book DescriptionThe Medina -- the Old City -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled city in the world. Inside this vibrant Moroccan community, internet cafes and mobile phones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer systems, and Arab-style houses, gorgeous with intricate, if often shabby, mosaic work. While vacationing in Morocco, Suzanna Clarke and her husband, Sandy, are inspired to buy a dilapidated, centuries-old riad in Fez with the aim of restoring it to its original splendor, using only traditional craftsmen and handmade materials. So begins a remarkable adventure that is bewildering, at times hilarious, and ultimately immensely rewarding. A House in Fez chronicles their meticulous restoration, but it is also a journey into Moroccan customs and lore and a window into the lives of its people as friendships blossom. When the riad is finally returned to its former glory, Suzanna finds she has not just restored an old house, but also her soul.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781416578932
Paperback / softback
(208mm x 134mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Suzanna Clarke
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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; the irresistible Moroccan cuisine; and, its people - warm and friendly. This work presents an account of one couple's adventures in Morocco.
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