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Cinnamon City

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Lyrical and evocative, this is a travel book masquerading as the story of the author’s purchase of a very dilapidated property in Marrakech and her attempts to renovate it. Included is the family Christmas from hell in a house with few modern conveniences, and her love affair with all things Moroccan.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by Bantam Press
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Very interesting memoir of a woman who decides, on a whim, to buy property in Marrakech, remodel and turn it into a small hotel/B&B. While I enjoyed this book, it rang very similar to The Caliph's House, but the writing is not nearly as crisp nor as culturally satisfying.

Website showcasing the stunning finished product. Makes my mouth water to return to Morocco.
Debbie Walker
I hated this book, not really any insight into the City of Marrakech. Poorly written and not very interesting at all, shame as I was looking forward to it.
Entertaining at the start but then I got rather irritated with the main narrator so it took me some time to finish this.
Claire Elwood
Quite interesting read and definately get the atmosphere as I have been to Marrakesch, but not a riveting read.
I found the book humorous and a bit incredible at times. But it was entertaining.
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I can smell the spices already ;-)
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