Deborah Moggach (born 28 June 1948) is an English writer. She has written eighteen novels including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever, These Foolish Things which was made into the hit movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Heartbreak Hotel.
Moggach is one of four daughters of writers Charlotte Hough (née Woodyadd) and Richard Hough. Moggach was brought up in Hertfordshire and London, and was educated at Camden School for Girls and Queen's College, London. She graduated from the University of Bristol in 1971 with a degree in English and trained as a teacher before going to work at the Oxford University Press. She lived in Pakistan for two years in the mid 1970s and in the United States.
Most of her novels are contemporary, tackling family life, divorce, children and the muddle we make of relationships. She has an ear for comedy but has also written a dark thriller set in America, The Stand-In, a bleak story of incest set near Heathrow Airport, Porky, and a novel pitting Muslim versus English family values, Stolen. Her two historical novels are Tulip Fever, set in Vermeer’s Amsterdam, and In The Dark, set in a boarding house during the First World War. Her latest novel, Something To Hide, is set in Beijing, Texas, London and West Africa. The Indian subcontinent, too, has featured frequently in her work...
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