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A house in Fez

Suzanna Clarke

A house in Fez

building a life in the ancient heart of Morocco

by Suzanna Clarke

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Published by Pocket Books in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair,
  • Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction -- Morocco -- Fès,
  • Morocco -- Social life and customs

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementBy Suzanna Clarke.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH4817.C55 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19968716M
    ISBN 101416578935
    ISBN 109781416578932
    LC Control Number2008019401
    OCLC/WorldCa209701973


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