The book that inspired the box office hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its follow-up The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel and Penelope Wilton.
Enticed by advertisements for a newly restored palatial hotel and filled with visions of a life of leisure, good weather and mango juice in their gin, a group of very different pensioners leave England to begin a new life in India.
On arrival they are dismayed to find the palace is a shell of its former self, the staff are more than a little eccentric, and the days of the Raj long gone, But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again, even in the most unexpected circumstances.
Originally published with the title These Foolish Things.
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.
'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
'She writes beautifully, as always, and the phrase-making is as good as the characterisation... brilliant.' - Sunday Telegraph