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A Handful of Honey Away to the Palm Groves of Morocco and Algeria kindle » eBook 9780330457224 Free ¿ Annie Hawes ´ An hilarious and thought provoking new travel book from the bestselling author of Extra VirginAiming to track down a small oasis town deep An hilarious and thought provoking new travel book from the bestselling author of Extra VirginAiming to track down a small oasis town deep in the Sahara some of whose generous inhabitants came to her rescue on a black day in her adolescence Annie Hawes leaves her home in the olive groves of Italy and sets off along the south coast of the MediterraneanTravelling through Morocco and Algeria she eats pigeon pie with a family of cannabis farmers and learns My initial interest in reading this book was it's locations Morocco and Algeria Living in Morocco and having a Moroccan partner has led this country to hold a special place in my heart thus any book set in Morocco would be of interest to meWhat I really liked about Annie Hawes writing style was that she really mixed the telling of the history of these countries with her own experiences very well She was able to add humour to the cross cultural problemsmisunderstandings that one actually does experience in an Arab country which I certainly could relate to but she does so without in any way disrepecting the people or their culture big respect to a travel writer who can achieve thatI was really interested in following the time span of the book as she describes so many encounters in an abundance of detail but when you actually think about it you realise all occurred only within a few days I've experienced similar situations in Morocco living 2 weeks over the course of a couple of days so this also made me smilePerhaps the best thing about this book was how it began and finished A chance meeting on a European train which led to her embarking upon this adventure 20 or so years later to find the people she met and succeeding in doing so This brought a real sense of symmetry to the book A satisfying end to an enjoyable readUOTATIONS I LIKEDI for one certainly couldn't look another human being in the eye and give him any good reason why he should have less right than me to travel the world and try his fortuneThe moral high ground Mariam says is the perfect placec to bully people from

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About the habits of djinns; she encounters citizens whose protest against the tyrannical King Hassan takes the form of attaching colanders to their television aerials a practice he soon outlaws and comes across a stone age method of making olive oil still going strong She allows a ten year old to lead her into the fundamentalist strongholds of the suburbs of Algiers where she makes a good friendPlunging southwards regardless into the desert she at last I adore this book;this is my second readingI have been fascinated by north africa ever since reading Paul Bowles' works in my youth and feasting on the tale of the intrepid victorian traveller Isabelle Eberhardt who married an algerian soldier and died in a flash flood in the algerian sahara Add a dash of 'Hideous Kinky' by Esther Freud and I was hookedI haven't made it to Morocco yet but found the descriptions vivid and enticing and would love to go someday And as for Algeriawell I have seen something of it through the eyes of my Algerian husband whose Algiers dwelling family has made me very welcome but this book looks at a lot history and culture than I have yet been able to learn about I laughed at her descriptions of some of the people and situations she encountered and cringed at some of the faux pas she made I also think that the women are a lot less child like and much complex than she was aware ofof course with the language barrier she had no way of knowing thatThe book finishes just at the point where the political situation was starting to get difficult and I doubt she would have been able to make her trip a couple of years later but I'm glad she did because I so enjoyed the book

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A Handful of Honey Away to the Palm Groves of Morocco and AlgeriaShares a lunch of salt cured Saharan haggis with her old friends in a green and pleasant palm grove perfumed by flowering henna once it seems the favourite scent of the Prophet Mohammed She discovers at journey's end that life in a date farming oasis haunting though its songs may be is not so simple and uncomplicated as she has imaginedAnnie Hawes has legions of fans Her writing has the well built flow of fiction and the self effacing honesty of a journ A pretty sweet travel story though Northern Morocco and into Algeria sadly not possible now as the land border is closed Very much showcased the hospitality that Moroccans are known for