When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his obnoxious father-in-law, he asks his wife: 'Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.' His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England in a converted guesthouse in Bangalore. Travel and set-up are inexpensive, staff willing and plentiful - and the British pensioners can enjoy the hot weather and take mango juice with their gin. The "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a brilliant comedy of manners, mixing acute observation with a deeper message about how different cultures cope in the modern world.
About the Author
Deborah Moggach is the author of many successful novels including the bestseller Tulip Fever and two collections of short stories. Her screenplays include the film of Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She lives in North London.
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Comments about The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel:
I saw the movie and loved it. The book is quite different in the story line and the characters in it.However, it is well written and entertaining and is worth reading. It will not spoil your memories of the movie.
"Delightful and entertaining" Mail on Sunday "Warm, wise, funny" Guardian "Superb... Moggach has served us a treat with this novel. Moving, sincere, funny" Independent on Sunday "A glorious romp that will inspire roars of recognition" Sunday Express "Funny and deeply poignant" Daily Mail
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16th February 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.2