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These Foolish Things
Author: Deborah Moggach

ISBN: 9780099461845
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29 January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.2
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"When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his disgusting and difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife- 'Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.' His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England in a converted guesthouse in Bangalore. Travel and set-up are inexpensive, staff willing and plentiful - and the British pensioners can enjoy the hot weather and take mango juice with their gin. These Foolish Things is a brilliant comedy of manners, mixing acute observation with a deeper message about how different cultures cope in the modern world. These Foolish Things is classic Moggach- funny, touching and so full of colours and visual details that you feel, after finishing it, as if you've already seen the movie' Daily Telegraph These Foolish Things, a kind of less savage version of Kingsley Amis's unbearably funny novel Ending Up. Moggach's prose is markedly more graceful than Agatha Christie's, her moral world is not dissimilar' The Times A delightful novel' Scotsman It is characterisation at which Moggach excels. Her gift is t

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