Книга: Deborah Moggach «These Foolish Things»

These Foolish Things

"These Foolish Things is classic Moggach: funny, touching and so full of colours and visual details that you feel, after finishing it, as if you've already seen the movie" . Daily Telegraph 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. These Foolish Things is a brilliant comedy of manners, mixing acute observation with a deeper message about how different cultures cope in the modern world. "Moggach has served us a treat with this novel. Moving, sincere,...

Издательство: "Vintage" (2005)

Формат: 130x200, 288 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-099-46184-5

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Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach (born Deborah Hough on 28 June 1948) is an English writer. She has written sixteen novels to date, including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever, and, most recently, These Foolish Things. She has adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written several film scripts, including the BAFTA-nominated screenplay for Pride & Prejudice.[1] She has also written two collections of short stories and a stage play. In February 2005, Moggach was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by her Alma Mater, the University of Bristol. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a former Chair of the Society of Authors, and is on the executive committee of PEN.[1]



Moggach is one of four daughters of writers, Charlotte and Richard Hough. She has two adult children: Tom, a teacher, and Lottie, a journalist. Moggach was brought up in Hertfordshire and London, and was educated at Queen's College, London. She has lived in Pakistan and the United States. She graduated from the University of Bristol in 1971 with a degree in English and trained as a teacher before going to work at Oxford University Press, where she met her husband Tony, from whom she is now divorced.

For ten years, her partner was the cartoonist Mel Calman.[2] After his death in 1994, she lived for seven years with Hungarian painter Csaba Pasztor. She currently lives in a house overlooking Hampstead Heath in North London.



  • You Must Be Sisters (1978)
  • Close to Home (1979)
  • A Quiet Drink (1980)
  • Hot Water Man (1982)
  • Porky (1983)
  • To Have and to Hold (1986)
  • Driving in the Dark (1988)
  • Stolen (1990)
  • The Stand-In (1991)
  • The Ex-Wives (1993)
  • Seesaw (1996)
  • Close Relations (1997)
  • Tulip Fever (1999)
  • Final Demand (2001)
  • These Foolish Things (2004)(will be adapted into a movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
  • In the Dark (2007)

Short story collections

  • Smile and Other Stories (1987)
  • Changing Babies and Other Stories (1995)
  • Ta for the memories (1994)

Short stories


  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)


  • To Have and to Hold (mini-series) (1986)
  • Goggle Eyes (children's series) (adaptation of an Anne Fine novel) (1993) (Won a Writers' Guild Award for Best Adapted TV Serial)
  • Seesaw (adaptation of her own novel) (1998)
  • Close Relations (adaptation of her own novel) (1999)
  • Love in a Cold Climate (adaptation of two Nancy Mitford novels) (2001)
  • Final Demand (adaptation of her own novel) (2003)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank (2008)

Stage Play

  • Double-Take


External links

Источник: Deborah Moggach

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