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Also a box office smash hit starring Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie

The book that inspired the box office hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and this year’s 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 luxury retirement home in India, a group of strangers leave England to begin a new life.

On arrival, however, they discover the palace is a shell of its former self, the staff are more than a little eccentric and the days of the Raj appear to be long gone.

But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again, even in the most unexpected circumstances.

Previously published with the title These Foolish Things

Reviews

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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099579038

    August 1, 2013

    Vintage

    304 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

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    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448137657

    February 16, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    304 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
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Also by Deborah Moggach

Something to Hide
Close To Home
Heartbreak Hotel
Changing Babies
Because I am a Girl
In the Dark
You Must Be Sisters
The Ex-Wives
The Stand-In
These Foolish Things
Seesaw
Stolen
Porky
Driving In The Dark
Final Demand
Tulip Fever
Hot Water Man

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Fifty Shades of Grey
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Dragonfly In Amber
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golden House
On Chesil Beach
Breath
Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Light Between Oceans
Colombiano
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Animal Farm
Sanctuary