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Deborah Moggach - Author

About the Author

Deborah Moggach is the prize-winning author of numerous screenplays including STOLEN, GOGGLE-EYES, SEE-SAW and CLOSE RELATIONS, and FINAL DEMAND (starring Tamsin Outhwaite) will be shown on BBC 1 this Easter. Her many novels include the bestselling TULIP FEVER and PORKY. She is Chairman of the Society of Authors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in North London.

Featured books by Deborah Moggach

Something to Hide

Something to Hide

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

'Nobody in the world knows our secret...that I've ruined Bev's life, and she's ruined mine.' Just as Petra is beginning to relax into her happy ever after, she finds herself catapulted to West Africa, and to Bev, her best friend who she's been betraying so spectacularly. Meanwhile, on opposite sides of the world, two other women are also struggling with the weight of betrayal: Texan Lorrie is about embark on the biggest deception of her life, and in China Li-Jing is trying to understand exactly what it is her husband does on his West African business trips...It turns out that no matter where you are in the world, everyone has something to hide. Can Bev - can anyone - be trusted?

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Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2013

From Deborah Moggach, bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, comes another hilarious and romantic comedy, this time set in a run-down B&B in Wales. When retired actor Buffy decides to up sticks from London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. In possession of a run-down B&B that leans more towards the shabby than the chic and is miles from nowhere, he realises he needs to fill the beds - and fast. Enter a motley collection of guests: Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman; Amy, who's been unexpectedly dumped by her (not-so) weedy boyfriend and Andy, the hypochondriac postman whose girlfriend is much too much for him to handle. But under Buffy's watchful eye, this disparate group of strangers find they have more in common than perhaps they first thought...

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2013

This is the book behind the box office hit romcom starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton and Tom Wilkinson - for fans of Quartet and Song for Marion. Enticed by advertisements for a luxury retirement home in India, a group of strangers leave England to begin a new life. On arrival, however, they discover the palace is a shell of its former self, the staff are more than a little eccentric and the days of the Raj appear to be long gone. But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again, even in the most unexpected circumstances. It was previously published with the title These Foolish Things.

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Other books by Deborah Moggach

Changing Babies

Changing Babies

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2013

At the swimming pool, Duncan's mother was drying her hair. In the corner of the changing room he saw something he hadn't seen before: it was a big red plastic thing, on legs like a crib. He nudged his mum and pointed. What is that for? he shouted. She switched off the dryer, Whats what for? That. He pointed. Oh, it's for changing babies, she said and she switched on the dryer again and Duncan is then convinced his parents want to swap him for a new one. This is one of the wonderful stories in a new collection of Deborah Moggach's best, Chaning Babies, which will delight both die-hard fans and readers new to her. She writes of a woman who thinks she has found the perfect man until he becomes too mysterious for words, a rock star writing his memoirs who can't remember a thing, life and times in a caravan park, harassed teenagers and harangued fathers. There are opera lovers, Belgian lovers, young lovers, and romance in Manicharo Apartments, courtesy of Sunspan Holidays, all in this collection of stories from the author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Twin Beds

Twin Beds

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2012

Christmas should be a joyous occasion filled with peace and love, but the looming prospect of the festive season fills Russell Buffy Buffery with dread. Retired actor, thrice divorced, hapless father Buffy is well versed in the complicated family Christmas, shuffling between exes and children.Except this year will be different. He has inherited a B&B in rural Wales, and can finally escape the nearest and dearest, and play Myne Host to a group of paper-hatted strangers, on escape-routes from their own clans. But when the strangers check in with their emotional baggage, and the Cab Sav begins to flow, Buffy soon realises that Christmas is never without its little complications Join the gang at Heartbreak Hotel as they run riot, and celebrate Christmas the Buffy way.

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

Now a major motion picture starring Jude Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith. When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: ';Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.' His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi's entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England. Several retirees are enticed by the promise of indulgent living at a bargain price, but upon arriving, they are dismayed to find that restoration of the once sophisiticated hotel has stalled, and that such amenities as water and electricity are . . . infrequent. But what their new life lacks in luxury, they come to find, it's plentiful in adventure, stunning beauty, and unexpected love.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/02/2012

Because I am a Girl

Because I am a Girl

Author: Deborah Moggach, Irvine Welsh, Joanne Harris, Kathy Lette Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2010

Because I am a girl I am less likely to go to school Because I am a girl I am more likely to suffer from malnutrition Because I am a girl I am more likely to suffer violence in the home Because I am a girl I am more likely to marry and start a family before I reach my twenties. Eight authors have visited eight different countries and spoken to young women and girls about their lives, struggles and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings about prejudice, abuse, and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes. Proceeds from sales of this book will go to PLAN, one of the world's largest child-centered community development organisations.

In the Dark

In the Dark

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/02/2008

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1916. Pretty Eithne Clay runs a ramshackle South London boarding house with the help of her teenage son, Ralph, and their maid, Winnie. Struggling to keep herself, her lodgers, and her son going as every day life vanishes in the face of war, Eithne's world is transformed by the arrival of Mr Turk, the virile, carnal, carnivorous local butcher who falls passionately in love with her. As the house bursts to life with the electricity - metaphorical and real - he brings, dark secrets come to light...

The Ex-Wives

The Ex-Wives

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Actor Russell Buffery's voice is his most reliable organ where women are concerned, and he's got three ex-wives to prove it. Under the weather, over the hill, and with only a dog for company, Buffy's bachelorhood is looking worringly confirmed - until he meets Celeste, a young girl who works in the local chemist shop and who appears to hold the prescription for the elixir of Buffy's lost youth. Dazzled by love, Buffy little suspects that Celeste is systematically researching his ex-wives, children and step-children, and unearthing secrets that will change all their lives irrevocably

Hot Water Man

Hot Water Man

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2006

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel East is East and West is West... Fresh from London, Christine and Donald Manley have come to the alien swelter of Karachi: Christine to conceive a child, Donald to sell the Pill for a pharmaceutical company. Among the ex-pats already there is straight-talking Duke Hanson, whose all-American values cannot prevent him falling, then sinking, helplessly in love with a sophisticated Pakistani girl. In the ensuing tangle of Anglo-American-Oriental relations, the strangest things for those who have come out East are revealed in the very people with whom they arrived...

The Stand-In

The Stand-In

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2005

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Jules is an unknown English actress with a precarious career and a wayward but irresistible boyfriend, Trevor. But then she gets the break of a lifetime - a part as stand-in for Lila Dune, American film star and sex-symbol - and her world is transformed.

Stolen

Stolen

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2005

From the bestselling author of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Always a rebel, Marianne was the first girl in her class to bleach her hair and learn how to smoke. A few boyfriends and one abortion later she falls in love with Salim, the proud and elegant Pakistani with eyes like treacle. East meets West in a passionate mixed marriage. However, Marianne knows little of the Islamic view of motherhood. When his wife proves unfaithful, Salim reasons that she is morally incapable of bringing up her children and kidnaps them while she is at work...

Porky

Porky

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2004

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel At school they called her Porky on account of the pigs her family kept outside their bungalow near Heathrow. But she felt no different - not until she realised she was losing her innocence in a way that none of her friends could possibly imagine. Only a child robbed of her childhood can know too late what it means to be loved too little and loved too much...

Final Demand

Final Demand

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2002

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Natalie is a girl who should be going somewhere. Beautiful, bright and ambitious, she's stuck in a dead-end job in the accounts department of Nu-Line Telecommunications, living her life through wild weekends and yearning for something more. When she sees a chance to change her life, she takes it.After all, it's only a minor crime.Nobody's going to get hurt. But other people do get hurt, because Natalie's actions do have consequences - tragic consequences. Poignant and beautifully written, Final Demand is a cautionary tale about the battle between greed and love, about human hopes and our own frailty in the face of temptation.

Tulip Fever

Tulip Fever

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/1999

Now a major film starring Oscar winners Dame Judi Dench, Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz and adapted for the screen by Sir Tom Stoppard. From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes a thrilling story of power, lust and deception... Seventeenth-century Amsterdam - a city in the grip of tulip fever. Sophia's husband Cornelis is one of the lucky ones grown rich from this exotic new flower. To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his beautiful bride. But as the portrait grows, so does the passion between Sophia and the painter; and ambitions, desires and dreams breed an intricate deception and a reckless gamble.

You Must Be Sisters

You Must Be Sisters

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/1998

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Claire - a model daughter, an imaginative teacher, as clear and legible as her handwriting. Laura - a student, a beauty, as vital and rebellious as her parents could ever have feared for. As children they had shared everything - so much so that later, neither sister could quite remember to which one of them some long-distant adventure had happened. Far from the leafy respectability of Harrow where they grew up, each is now going her distinctly separate way in this warm, funny and poignant coming-of-age novel.

Driving In The Dark

Driving In The Dark

Author: Deborah Moggach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/1998

From the bestselling author of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Desmond never did have much luck with women - except in getting them through their driving tests. Now a coach driver, he is at the most crucial crossroads of his life. His wife has thrown him out. The crisis serves only to deepen his despair over another failed liaison - until he elects to steer his coach on a spectacularly reckless quest for the son he has never seen.

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