In her effortlessly winning novels Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach charmed readers and critics alike with her generous prose and hilarious dialogue. With Heartbreak Hotel, Moggach has triumphed once again.
When retired actor and irrepressible ladies man Buffy decides to leave London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is getting himself into. In possession of a rundown bed and breakfast that leans more toward the shabby than the chic and is, quite literally, miles from nowhere, Buffy realizes that he needs to fill the beds--and fast. Otherwise, his vision of the pastoral countryside will go up in smoke.
Enter a motley collection of guests: Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman; Amy, who's been unexpectedly dumped by her (not-so) nebbish boyfriend; and Andy, the hypochondriac postman whose girlfriend is much too much for him to handle.
But under Buffy's watchful eye, this disparate group of strangers finds that they have more in common than perhaps they first thought. A charmingly escapist romantic comedy that will captivate even the most determined urbanite, Heartbreak Hotel is a supreme entertainment.
About the author...
Deborah Moggach is the author of many successful novels including "Tulip Fever", for which a film adaptation will premiere in cinemas in 2015, and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", which was made into the very popular movie starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith. Her screenplays include the film of "Pride and Prejudice", which was nominated for a BAFTA, and the forthcoming adaptation on Helen Simonson's "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand." Her latest novel, "Heartbreak Hotel" was published by The Overlook Press on March 3, 2014. For more information, please visit deborahmoggach.com