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Deborah Moggach

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Deborah Moggach is a British writer, born Deborah Hough on 28 June 1948. She has written fifteen 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. 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.

Genres: General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Deborah Moggach
Short stories
Horse Sense (1987)

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2004) : These Foolish Things
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : In the Dark
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2013) : Heartbreak Hotel

Deborah Moggach recommends
The Purveyor of Enchantment (1996)
Marika Cobbold
"Wonderfully funny, with a strong undertow... a joy to read."
What We Did on Our Holiday (2000)
John Harding
"A wonderful novel... written with great humour and a rare generosity of spirit. Truly original."
Only Human (2004)
Susie Boyt
"A wonderful novel about the quiet unravelling that can take place within us."
The Widow's Tale (2007)
Mick Jackson
"It's very funny about the small indignities of grief, as well as the complex and muddy nature of bereavement."
Elizabeth Is Missing (2014)
Emma Healey
"A thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp."
The Miniaturist (2014)
(Miniaturist, book 1)
Jessie Burton
"A remarkable debut – complex, involving and deeply atmospheric."
Man At the Helm (2014)
(Lizzie Vogel, book 1)
Nina Stibbe
"How deliciously fresh and funny she is."
What a Way to Go (2016)
Julia Forster
"What a fabulous novel! So fresh, touching, truthful and laugh-out-loud funny. I absolutely loved it."
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (2017)
Balli Kaur Jaswal
"I loved this novel-it's so big-hearted, earthy and funny: A rattlingly good story."
The Windfall (2017)
Diksha Basu
"i so loved this novel-laugh-out-loud funny and yet deeply touching."
Kill Me Twice (2017)
(Morgan Vine, book 2)
Simon Booker
"Unputdownable. A mercilessly gripping read, and such a pleasure to meet Morgan Vine again."
Mrs Whistler (2018)
Matthew Plampin
"A terrific novel … It springs off the page, bristling with life. A vivid and absorbing portrait of bohemian London and the love affair between Whistler and his long-suffering but spirited muse."
Shadowplay (2019)
Joseph O'Connor
"A hugely entertaining and atmospheric novel, one can almost smell the greasepaint."
Platform Seven (2019)
Louise Doughty
"Utterly mesmerizing, with the pace of a thriller and a sense of profound mystery in the most ordinary of settings. I was hooked from its start to its nerve-racking, surprising finish."
Non-Fiction (2022)
Julie Myerson
"This is such a compulsive read. Searingly honest and raw, Julie Myerson's new novel cuts to the heart of emotions we might try to evade, because they're just too overwhelming."

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