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Cinnamon City

3.22 of 5 stars 3.22  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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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Noel
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.

http://www.naturallymorocco.co.uk/Bro...

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.
Jean
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.
Aeren
I found the book humorous and a bit incredible at times. But it was entertaining.
Mukhtar
Apr 07, 2011 Mukhtar is currently reading it
I can smell the spices already ;-)
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