A House in Fez

A House in Fez

[building A Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco]

Book - 2008
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When Suzanna Clarke and her husband bought a dilapidated riad, or traditional courtyard house, in the Middle the ancient Medina of Fez, their friends thought they were mad. Located in a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, the house was beautiful but in desperate need of repair. Walls were in danger of collapse, the plumbing non-existent. It was a state common to many of Fez's exquisitely crafted houses, which were falling to ruin for want of local funds to restore them. Or worse, they were being bought by foreigners and modernised. With a view to living there semi-permanently, Suzanna was determined to restore the riad to its original splendour.
Publisher: New York, NY : Pocket Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Pocket Books trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781416578932
1416578935
Branch Call Number: 964.34 C556H 2008
Characteristics: 263 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm

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ceiligh
Nov 13, 2013

Having recently visited Fez, I particularly enjoyed this book with its' more in-depth view of life in the medina.
Possibly includes too much detail of the various problems involved with the restoration work for the house (riad).
Overall, an informative and entertaining book.

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