Monday, 24 February 2014

Deborah Moggach: The best exotic Marigold Hotel

Enticed by advertisements for a newly restored palatial hotel and filled with visions of a life of leisure, good weather and mango juice in their gin, a group of very different people leave England to begin a new life in India. On arrival they are dismayed to find the palace is a shell of its former self, the staff more than a little eccentric, and the days of the Raj long gone. But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again, even in the most unexpected circumstances.

Having seen the film posters I wanted to read this book - and I was not disappointed. This is funny entertainment about growing old more or less gracefully. And it shows that no matter how old our children are, they will always be just that - children. At times, the storyline was a little far-fetched, but that only added to the satire...

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