What happens when you acquire - almost by accident - a seductively run-down house in the most romantic and exotic of cities, Marrakech?
Want to escape to a place where the sun always shines? Where passionate music, magic potions and the drama of Africa are cooled by the genius of Arabic culture? Miranda Innes and her partner Dan Pearce were lured into buying a beautiful long-neglected riad in the heart of the magical pink-walled city of Marrakech. Only after they'd begun their restoration work did they find that nothing in this place of smoke and mirrors was quite what it seemed.
With her talent for lyrical and evocative descriptions of swirling colours, flavours and aromas, Miranda Innes takes you beyond the tourist track, behind the bolted doors and deep inside the romance that is Marrakech.
“Romantic couple buys stunning ruin in the sun ...This latest example has all the right ingredients”
Mail on Sunday
“Beautifully and evocatively written, Innes takes the reader behind the bolted wooden doors and deep into the romance of Morocco”
“Love story, cautionary tale and travelogue in one, it's a gem.”
“In a black farce laced with high-octane depiction of life in 21st-century Marrakech, the author braves every conceivable hassle from penury to forcibly acquiring servants. This is a book that is as penetrating as it is funny.”
“Her account is amusing and her evocative descriptions of the sights, smells and sounds of the place truly delicious.”
Nottingham Evening Post
“With its glorious lyrical descriptions and warm and witty narrative, this book is the perfect antidote to an English winter.”
“ ... Resounds with the colour and magic of the Medina and is a delicious and revealing read.”