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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.
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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.