Discover the Sunday Times bestselling novel that inspired the beloved film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The book that inspired the box office hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel and Penelope Wilton
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.
'One of Britain's foremost women writers' Daily Telegraph
She writes beautifully, as always, and the phrase-making is as good as the characterisation...brilliant
A delightful novel
These Foolish Things, a kind of less savage version of Kingsley Amis's unbearably funny novel Ending Up. Moggach's prose is markedly more graceful than Agatha Christie's, her moral world is not dissimilar
It is characterisation at which Moggach excels. Her gift is to perceive and describe our confusions about life-and to write with feeling about the continual quest for love and happiness that is part of the human condition
Moggach has served us a treat with this novel. Moving, sincere, funny, terrifying in places, it is a truthful view of old age and what it brings