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5 edition of Caliph"s house found in the catalog.

Caliph"s house

a year in Casablanca

by Tahir Shah

  • 110 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shah, Tahir -- Homes and haunts -- Morocco.,
  • Dwellings -- Conservation and restoration -- Morocco.,
  • Travel writers -- Morocco -- Biography.,
  • Morocco -- Description and travel.,
  • Morocco -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTahir Shah.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT312 .S53 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination356 p. :
    Number of Pages356
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19498511M
    ISBN 100385608071

    Endlessly enthralling, The Caliph's House charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home. The Caliph's House is a personal, true story of one talented writer that decided to trade the grey and dump weather of his native London, I’ve never been to Indonesia, but I’ve been to Bali! Anasthasia Roe Local Stories Indonesia. Climbing the Pico of the Azores.

    Caliph, in Islamic history, the leader of the Muslim community. The title was first used when Abu Bakr, companion of the Prophet Muhammad and an early convert to Islam, was chosen to assume Muhammad’s political and administrative functions after Muhammad’s death in CE.   The Caliph's House is a story of home-ownership abroad - full of the attendant dramas, anxieties and frustrations - but it is also much more. Woven into the narrative is the author's own journey of self-discovery, of learning about a grandfather he hardly knew, and of coming to love the magical, multi-faceted, contradictory country that is : Tahir Shah.

    I stumbled across a book by Tahir Shah on Amazon and upon reading was mesmerised. When I finished reading my first book about Solomons mines I quickly purchased the caliphs house. I was even more impressed with it's beautiful description of day to day life in Morocco. I can't wait to read more of this fine authors books. Don't hesitate/5(). business with CALIPHS Do contact us for any enquiries regarding your digitalization process of your business OUR PORTFOLIO CONTACT US Home Abang Fairul Syarmil Bin a T+


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The Caliph's House book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun 4/5. In THE CALIPH'S HOUSE, Tahir Shah tells the story of moving his family (wife and two very young children) from the U.K.

to Casablanca and into a dilapidated, rambling old house and compound (rumored to once have been the residence of a caliph), which he then spends a year restoring/5(). A confession: I adore Morocco. It is a place of dreams, beauty and ideas that are foreign and lovely.

The food is fresh Caliphs house book fragrant with spices. As a tourist, a people watcher and a scholar, I have studied the place. So when I picked up the Caliph's House, I expected to return to the place of my dreams and spend a week enjoying the book/5(). Buy a cheap copy of The Caliph's House: A Year in book by Tahir Shah.

In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic Free shipping over $/5(4). The Caliph's House by Tahir Shah pp, Doubleday, £ In the spring of Tahir Shah was living in London with his pregnant wife, Rachana, and their daughter, Ariane.

The The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like : Tahir Shah.

Endlessly enthralling, The Caliph’s House charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home/5(27).

This book is the true story (I use truth loosley, I think the author may have stretched the truth in some cases) of the year the author moved his family from Britain to Morocco, purchased a fixer-upper house in Casablanca, and the trouble he had trying to get it renovated.

About The Caliph’s House. In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African.

The Caliph's House is a story of home-ownership abroad - full of the attendant dramas, anxieties and frustrations - but it is also much more. Woven into the narrative is the author's own journey of self-discovery, of learning about a grandfather he hardly knew, and of coming to love the magical, multi-faceted, contradictory country that is /5().

Confounding craftsmen plague but eventually beautify the house. Intriguing servants come and go, notably Zohra, whose imaginary friend, a foot tall jinni, lives on her shoulder. A "gangster neighbor and his trophy wife" conspire to acquire the Caliph's House, and a countess remembers Shah's grandfather and his secrets/5(43).

There's an entire subgenre of travel literature about English people who seek out better weather and spicier food than they find at home.

In The Caliph's House, travel writer Tahir Shah shares his family's experiences with Dar Khlalifa, a ramshackle old estate in one of Casablanca's least desirable story features exotic locales and plenty of culture shock, but is largely one.

The Caliph’s House is a story of home-ownership abroad – full of the attendant dramas, anxieties and frustrations – but it is also much more.

Woven into the narrative is the author’s own journey of self-discovery, of learning about a grandfather he hardly knew, and of coming to love the magical, multi-faceted, contradictory country that.

The Caliph's House by Tahir Shah. pages, $22, Bantam Books; pages, £15, Doubleday. A couple of years ago, when I bought and began to Author: Adam Goodheart.

The Caliph's House is a story of home-ownership abroad - full of the attendant dramas, anxieties and frustrations - but it is also much more. Woven into the narrative is the author's own journey of self-discovery, of learning about a grandfather he hardly knew, and of coming to love the magical, multi-faceted, contradictory country that is Morocco/5().

A caliphate (Arabic: خِلَافَة ‎ khilāfah) is an Islamic state under the leadership of an Islamic steward with the title of caliph (/ ˈ k æ l ɪ f, ˈ k eɪ-/; Arabic: خَلِيفَة ‎ khalīfah, pronunciation (help info)), a person considered a politico-religious successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a leader of the entire ummah (Muslim community).

BookMovement's reading guide includes discussion questions, plot summary, reviews and ratings and suggested discussion questions from our book clubs, editorial reviews, excerpts and more. The Caliph's House (Book): Shah, Tahir: In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true.

By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family's move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and.

THE CALIPH'S HOUSE is a story of home-ownership abroad - full of the attendant dramas, anxieties and frustrations - but it is also much more. Woven into the narrative is the author's own journey of self-discovery, of learning about a grandfather he hardly knew, and of coming to love the magical, multi-faceted, contradictory country that is Morocco.

Get this from a library. The Caliph's house. [Tahir Shah] -- An English travel writer describes his and his family's experiences after purchasing a rundown palace in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, as they work to renovate the house, exorcise the.

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By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family's move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore Brand: Bantam.

The Caliph’s House is a travel book by Anglo-Afghan author, Tahir Shah. One of my favorite books based on Morocco. The process of buying a property and the association with the local community rings so many bells to my own experiences.