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A House in Fez by Suzanna Clarke
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Mar 28, 11

bookshelves: travel, memoir, non-fiction
Read from March 14 to 28, 2011

"Maybe it was a fit of madness, but on just our second visit to the old Moroccan capital of Fez, my husband and I decided to buy a house there - as one does in a foreign country where you can't speak the language and have virtually nothing in common with the locals."

What a fun read! A House in Fez is the kind of travel memoir I love digging into. Not only do you get to experience what it might be like to immerse yourself in a foreign culture, you can put the book down and retire to your own comfy bed when you'd like a break. Suzanna Clarke does this book in exactly the right way. It has a great story to tell - the fascinating account of restoring a house in a third world country. Along the way, you get to know some of the locals, experience the sights, smells and sounds of an ancient, holy city, and learn something about the history of the area as well.

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