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A House in Fez by Suzanna Clarke
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Jul 31, 2009

really liked it
Recommended for: Anyone who loves a mix of culture and architecture
Read in November, 2008 , read count: 2

I found it fascinating to read the account of an Australian couple who buy a riad in the Fez medina and slowly restore it. I've noticed some people mention the tediousness of Clarke's descriptions of the building and renovating work, however that really is the whole point of the book. The title alone should give you a hint as to what the contents are, particularly the word "Building". I didn't find this tedious; I like the way Clarke writes and thought the story flowed rather nicely. It made me want to buy my own dilapidated riad and do it up myself. It goes without saying that the mark of any good book is it's unfailing ability to pull you into it's world.
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