Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach

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She's 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.
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By the author of the bestselling novels The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever, the hilarious and romantic novel set in a crumbling bed and breakfast


In her effortlessly winning novels Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach charmed readers and critics alike with her generous prose and hilarious dialogue. With Heartbreak Hotel, Moggach has triumphed once again.



When retired actor Buffy decides to leave London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for.   



In possession of a run-down bed and breakfast that leans more toward the shabby than the chic and is, quite literally, miles from nowhere, Buffy realizes that he needs to fill the beds—and fast. Otherwise, his vision of the pastoral countryside will go up in smoke. 



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) nebbishy 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 finds that they have more in common than perhaps they first thought. 



A charming romantic comedy that will captivate even the most determined urbanite, Heartbreak Hotel is a supreme entertainment.
 

About Deborah Moggach

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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.
 
Published March 3, 2015 by The Overlook Press. 404 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Jan 07 2015

An aging yet charming B&B attracts guests with similar qualities...But the details are hyper-real enough to be memorable—the breakups are sad, the backsides are saggy, and no one looks good for their age—without being bleak...The theme of love at any age is well-worn territory; here, it’s worn in all the right places.

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Reviewed by Jane Housham on Aug 30 2013

She's 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.

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Good
Reviewed by Helen Zaltzman on Mar 17 2013

However, despite the uneven pace and some clunking jokes, there's all the warmth and humour you'd expect from Moggach, as well as moments of beautifully expressed insight into her lonely hearts.

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