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by Deborah Moggach

  • ISBN: 0701181613
  • Author: Deborah Moggach
  • ePub ver: 1539 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus; Airport / Ireland / Export e. edition (September 25, 2007)
  • Formats: azw lrf mbr rtf
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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That was why he was loitering outside in the first place. It was nothing to do with Winnie, of course – it happened to be his half-day and he met his friends in Palmerston Road

Deborah Moggach OBE FRSL (née Hough; born 28 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter.

Deborah Moggach OBE FRSL (née Hough; born 28 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter. She has written eighteen novels, including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever (made into the film of the same name), These Foolish Things (made into the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Heartbreak Hotel. Moggach is one of four daughters of writers Charlotte Hough (née Woodyadd) and Richard Hough.

In The Dark by Deborah Moggach was an awful read. Really like the way Moggach develops her characters. I didn't want to put the book down as I wanted to see what happened to everyone. Some very clever twists. The characters were one dimensional, dark, depressing, lacked any redeeming qualities, and just plain awful. I could not invest in their stories because I could not care less what happened to any of them.

In the Dark, her 19th book, is another ensemble production, this time set in World War I London, where Eithne . Moggach is a fine descriptive writer who captures mood through careful choice of detail

In the Dark, her 19th book, is another ensemble production, this time set in World War I London, where Eithne Clay struggles to maintain the family boardinghouse while her husband is off fighting in France. Assisted by her maid, Winnie, and her teenage son, Ralph, Eithne boils mutton and scrubs floors, catering to the sort of long-term guests who aren’t bothered by the threadbare sheets and browning walls. Moggach is a fine descriptive writer who captures mood through careful choice of detail. Wartime London’s grime and oppression are palpable in the greasy cobblestones and the raw and clammy fog that limits street lamps to the faintest glow.

I love Deborah Moggach's books, and was delighted to find this one is historical fiction

I love Deborah Moggach's books, and was delighted to find this one is historical fiction. I read it in one night and was a disaster of exhaustion the next day - but it was well worth it. Highly recommend.

Her novels In The Dark, Heartbreak Hotel, and Final Demand are published by Overlook.

Her screenplays include the film of Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. Her novels In The Dark, Heartbreak Hotel, and Final Demand are published by Overlook.

It's typical of Deborah Moggach that the novel she calls a "love letter" to Mel Calman, her partner of. .Moggach wrote another historical novel, In the Dark, set in a London boarding house during the first world war, before giving Buffy his second outing.

It's typical of Deborah Moggach that the novel she calls a "love letter" to Mel Calman, her partner of many years who died in 1994, is called The Ex-Wives. Its hero Buffy, aka retired actor Russell Buffery, is a warm-hearted rogue with a labyrinthine private life featuring five‑children and a stepdaughter by four different women. She says: "I've had a very lucky life because I'm of this generation where everything was possible. We were sexually liberated, we were feminists, we could pick up any job we liked.

In the Dark – Ebook written by Deborah Moggach. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read In the Dark. Pretty Eithne Clay runs a ramshackle South London boarding house with the help of her teenage son, Ralph, and their maid, Winnie. Struggling to keep herself, her lodgers, and her son going as every day life vanishes in the face of war, Eithne’s world is transformed by the arrival of Mr Turk, the virile, carnal, carnivorous local butcher who falls passionately in love with her.

In Deborah’s novel IN THE DARK Eithne Clay runs a shabby genteel South London boarding house while her gentle, dreamy husband is off at the War.

Welcome to the official page for bestselling author Deborah Moggach  . Have you been inspired to travel to one of the locations that you read about in a book? Deborah Moggach.

1916: Pretty young Eithne Clay runs a shabby-genteel South London boarding house while her husband is off at the War. There's Ralph, her fourteen-year old son, and Winnie the young maid, a homely, goodhearted country girl, and the lodgers, of course, a curious but necessary burden. They include blind Alwyne Flyte, communist and cynic, victim of a gas attack in the trenches. When the dreaded telegram arrives at the house, things turn from difficult to desperate for the two young women.

Historical, domestic and sexy like Moggach’s best-selling Tulip Fever, this is a tantalizing, page-turning story set in South London’s dark and dirty streets during WWI.1916: Pretty young Eithne Clay runs a shabby-genteel South London boarding house while her husband is off at the War. There’s Ralph, her fourteen-year old son, and Winnie the young maid, a homely, goodhearted country girl, and the lodgers, of course, a curious but necessary burden. They include blind Alwyne Flyte, communist and cynic, victim of a gas attack in the trenches. When the dreaded telegram arrives at the house, things turn from difficult to desperate for the two young women.Then along comes the butcher, Neville Turk, big handsome ladies’ man, irresistible for his meat, money and brutish confidence, who throws flighty Eithne into a turmoil but has sinister plans of his own. Winnie and the blind lodger, meanwhile, conduct a strange, erotic liaison of their own. And young Ralph, ignored by his mother, looks on, feeling the undercurrents of desire, seeing more than he should. All the strands come together in a shocking denouement that turns a coward into a hero and young Ralph into a man.They’re all in the dark with their dreams, secrets and fantasies, and electric light, new to their world, may be a boon but it reveals both grime and secrets. Life is tough on the home front and they’re all working the system in different ways, sometimes comic sometimes tragic, always human.From the Hardcover edition.
Comments (7)

Throw her heart
A well written and descriptive novel showing the resilience of people during such a difficult time. The depth of characters and at times such raw emotion really displayed a huge talent of behalf of the author.
Vonalij
Good but not her best. Good character depth.
Arar
Really like the way Moggach develops her characters. I didn't want to put the book down as I wanted to see what happened to everyone. Some very clever twists.
Fordrelis
London in WWI, a down-market neighborhood, a lodging house run by a new widow (husband killed in France) who attracts the attention of the local butcher - a big, boastful, ambitious man deeply involved in the black market. The widow is beautiful, refined and renting a house that the prescient butcher believes will make an excellent hotel when the survivors of the war come home and find a housing shortage and - for the upper classes - a severe servant shortage. (Residential hotels and lodging houses were very common in 20th century Britain.)They marry (hence a few brief but definitely explicit sex scenes); there's a murder. The writing is workmanlike. The occupants of the house provide much of the interest: the blind Communist, with a secret; the ruined survivor of a gas attack and the little daughter who cares for him while her mother earns a living; Winnie, the country girl who does most of the work; and the teenage son through whose eyes the story unfolds.
Billy Granson
This novel is the anidote to the contrived plot of Hanna's Nightingale. Like Nightingale, there is a war time setting with women managing while most able-bodied men are enlisted or have been killed in battle. But the story lacks Nightingale's plot inconsistencies and weirdly modern anachronisms. The characters are well defined and memorable. I came to care for them. I was concerned for Winnie and Ralph in particular. Wonderful plot twists and a satisfying conclusion.
Thetath
The titles doesn't fit the story in my opinion. I could see how the author might have considered all of he secrets that people keep in this shabby boarding house as ,keeping people in the dark', but it sounds like a thriller.
It is an odd little story with lots of sexually frustrated characters. It was entertaining at times, but it never got up enough steam to be truly a page Turner.
Awene
In The Dark by Deborah Moggach was an awful read. The characters were one dimensional, dark, depressing, lacked any redeeming qualities, and just plain awful. I could not invest in their stories because I could not care less what happened to any of them. Eithne, the mother in this story was so selfish. I am certainly NOT a perfect mother but the way Eithne put Neville before her son disgusted me. The characters had no values and the characters Atheist views throughout the book bothered me. It took me weeks to read this painfully boring book. I just have a hard time putting a book away without finishing it. I will not be reading any other books from this author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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