Cinnamon City

Cinnamon City

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STEP INTO THE DREAMLIKE CITY OF MARRAKECH Where passionate music, magic potions and the drama of Africa are cooled by the intuitive genius of Arabic culture. Miranda Innes and her partner were lured into buying a beautiful long-neglected riad in the heart of this pink-walled city. 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. In Cinnamon City Miranda Innes takes you beyond the tourist track, behind the bolted doors and deep inside the romance that is Marrakech. With lyrical and evocative descriptions of the swirling colours, flavours and aromas, this glorious book will open your eyes to this most exotic of North African cities.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 240.41g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552772860
  • 9780552772860
  • 1,244,987

Review quote

"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" * Daily Express * "Love story, cautionary tale and travelogue in one, it's a gem." * Sainsbury's Magazine * "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." * Country Life * "Her account is amusing and her evocative descriptions of the sights, smells and sounds of the place truly delicious." * Nottingham Evening Post *show more

About Miranda Innes

Miranda Innes is a rolling stone troubled by an inconvenient curiosity about the world. She and her long-suffering partner, the illustrator Dan Pearce, have lived for seven blissful years among the olive and almond trees on a rocky hillside in Andalusia. But other lives, other places beckon...show more

Review Text

"Romantic couple buys stunning ruin in the sun ...This latest example has all the right ingredients"show more

Back cover copy

STEP INTO THE DREAMLIKE CITY OF MARRAKECH Where passionate music, magic potions and the drama of Africa are cooled by the intuitive genius of Arabic culture. Miranda Innes and Dan Pearce were lured into buying a beautiful long-neglected riad in the heart of this pink-walled city. 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. In CinnamonCity, Miranda Innes takes you beyond the tourist track, behind the bolted doors and deep inside the romance that is Marrakech.With lyrical and evocative descriptions of the swirling colours, flavours and aromas, this glorious book will open your eyes to this most exotic of North African cities.show more

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88 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 11% (10)
4 22% (19)
3 36% (32)
2 17% (15)
1 14% (12)
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