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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
 
Novels
   You Must Be Sisters (1978)
   Close to Home (1979)
   The Quiet Drink (1980)
   Hot Water Man (1982)
   Porky (1983)
   To Have and to Hold (1986)
   Driving in the Dark (1988)
   Stolen (1990)
   Stand-in (1991)
   Ex-wives (1993)
   Seesaw (1996)
   Close Relations (1997)
   Tulip Fever (1999)
   Final Demand (2001)
   These Foolish Things (2004)
     aka The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
   In the Dark (2007)
   Heartbreak Hotel (2013)
   Something to Hide (2015)
   The Carer (2019)
   The Black Dress (2021)
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Collections
   Smile (1987)
   Changing Babies (1995)
   Great Escapes (2008) (with others)
   Because I'm a Girl (2010) (with others)
   Fool for Love (2022)
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Deborah Moggach recommends
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Minor Disturbances at Grand Life Apartments (2023)
Hema Sukumar
"It's utterly entrancing - so humane and funny, and so seeped in India that I could smell the cooking and breathe the exhaust fumes. I absolutely loved it from start to finish."
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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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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."

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Books containing stories by Deborah Moggach
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The Minerva Book of Short Stories 1 (1987)
edited by
Giles Gordon and David Hughes

Award nominations
2013 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (nominee) : Heartbreak Hotel
2004 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (nominee) : These Foolish Things


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