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read ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Suzanna Clarke Suzanna Clarke Ç 3 download free read 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. I wish there were stars 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

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read ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Suzanna Clarke Suzanna Clarke Ç 3 download free read 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

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read ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Suzanna Clarke Suzanna Clarke Ç 3 download free read 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 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 get of 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 uite a lot of expatriates seem to to or get stuck in I ve heard some people say it s because western and eastern cultures are so different but I don t think it s so much that as I saw the same thing happen when I studied in France many many other students only stuck with other AmericansI m not so taken aback by her choice to study French It probably is much easier of a start for a lot of westerners and it does open up a lot of doors though not always the same ones that would be opened if somebody learned Darija the Moroccan Arabic dialect There did seem to be no mention of wishing to pick up Darija in the future no mention of taking classes for it To each their own but I feel this is terribly sad and affects her experience in Morocco a great deal and that in turn affects this book her story Still a good read and should be placed on any I m moving to Morocco book list


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    free read A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco read ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Suzanna Clarke Suzanna Clarke Ç 3 download 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 Austr

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    read ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Suzanna Clarke PDF DOWNLOAD [A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco] AUTHOR Suzanna Clarke 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 MoroccoHer primary social group was almost entirely made up

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco] AUTHOR Suzanna Clarke I wish there were stars 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

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco] AUTHOR Suzanna Clarke I decided to read this book because we were thinking about traveling to Morocco in the fall and I wanted to get excited abo

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    free read A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco Suzanna Clarke Ç 3 download PDF DOWNLOAD [A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco] AUTHOR Suzanna Clarke 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 freuent 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 n

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco] AUTHOR Suzanna Clarke read ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Suzanna Clarke free read A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco 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 Und

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    Suzanna Clarke Ç 3 download PDF DOWNLOAD [A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco] AUTHOR Suzanna Clarke 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 Fès is too similar to the ot

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [A House in Fez Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco] AUTHOR Suzanna Clarke 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 minut

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