Heartbreak Hotel

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After the far-flung charms of the box-office smash hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach moves to the Welsh countryside in her hilarious new comedy.

 
Heartbreak Hotel, Deborah Moggach

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...

‘Addictive and funny... If there is a book more like a Richard Curtis film, you'd be hard-pressed to find it' Psychologies

'Just as exuberant and hilarious as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Good Housekeeping

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    ISBN: 9780099578628
    Published: 06/12/2013
    Imprint: Vintage
    Extent: 400 pages
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    ISBN: 9780701187828
    Published: 01/03/2013
    Imprint: Chatto & Windus
    Extent: 304 pages
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    ISBN: 9780701187811
    Published: 15/03/2013
    Imprint: Chatto & Windus
    Extent: 304 pages
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"This warm, funny and generous romp of a novel is a delight" - Independent

"An addictive and funny novel: if there is a book more like a Richard Curtis film, you’d be hard-pressed to find it" - Psychologies

"A hilarious romp that showcases Moggach’s loving understanding of human foibles and which you will finish reading feeling a whole lot better about yourself" - Victoria Cooper, Red Online

"This is a comic performance so footsure it almost tap-dances" - Sunday Times

"Moggach’s glorious sense of humour, the ease with which she inhabits her characters and her affections for them are apparent on every page. No wonder this astute and funny exploration of love and longing is being adapted for television" - Christie Hickman, Sunday Express

"Perceptive, engaging and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Moggach writes with a sharp wit to create a very readable narrative" - Alexandra Williams, Big Issue in the North

"The author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel repeats her earlier recipe by setting loose a group of quirky characters in a run-down hotel, this time in the fictional Knockton in Wales" - Sunday Telegraph

"[Moggach] is witty, on the button when it comes to the state of the nation and, above all, heroically generous with the warmth she dispenses. It’s a real skill to do this without descending into sickliness. Perfect for easing into autumn" - Jane Housham, Guardian

"There's a generous warmth to Moggach's characterisation. She has plenty of fun with Buffy's slightly hammy cast in what is essentially a well spun comic yarn, probing personal foibles and ill-advised attachments (including Buffy's own chaotic amorous history) for the gentle edification of all. The result is an affable, up­beat entertainment with plenty of wit and humour" - James Urquhart, Financial Times

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Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach is the author of many successful novels including Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was made into a top-grossing film starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. Her screenplays include the film of Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She lives in North London.

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