Bought 21 Apr 2009 – Amazon Christmas vouchers

Suzanna and her partner, Australians in Morocco for a holiday, throw all caution to the wind and decide to buy a dilapidated house in Fez and do it up. The usual trials and tribulations ensue.  Clarke tries to be fair, balancing her annoyance at being used and diddled with an understanding of how she seems rich and probably foolish to the residents.  They obviously care about community and history, and are pleased when their undertakings are praised by those in the know.  It does seem slightly an advert for their Moroccan blog, but then this isn’t pushed at the end of the book, so I’ll take it as an interesting and well-done narrative of their time in Fez.