The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Paperback | March 5, 2012

byDeborah Moggach

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Now a major motion picture starring Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie.
 
When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his obnoxious 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.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a brilliant comedy of manners, mixing acute observation with a deeper message about how different cultures cope in the modern world.

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Now a major motion picture starring Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie.  When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his obnoxious father-in-law, he asks his wife: 'Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.' His prayer s...

DEBORAH MOGGACH is the author of many successful novels including the bestseller Tulip Fever and two collections of short stories. Her screenplays include the film of Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She lives in North London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.79 × 5.07 × 0.74 inPublished:March 5, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099572028

ISBN - 13:9780099572022

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Having seen the movie a couple of times and loving it so much I looked forward to the book. It is rather different to the movie, although you can see the elements from it that are adapted for the movie. Nonetheless, it is a great read, definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Exotic Marigold Hotel This was brilliant, sad in places but a well written gripping story. Can't wait to watch the film a must read.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mrs Have seen the film but the book is better. There are certain nuances that don't come over in what is also an excellent film. Just loved the book a bit more.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amuzing tale Nothing like the movie
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The best exotic marigold hotel I think this book warrants more than one reading to grasp its total breathe. I think this book warrants more than one reading through to get the full breathe of it.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different then I Expected This book was different then I expected because I had seen previews of the movie and was expecting that. I did enjoy the book. Gave me a different perspective of India. Also shows how different people expect their senior years to go.
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Story..... I'm now excited to see the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!! I loved this story and could relate to the characters. It was a nice paced read, very much enjoyed this book :)
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel I am sorry I saw the movie first as it was much more enjoyable than the book. I had trouble putting the characters with the movies faces.....
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Great fun read and as always much more exciting and interesting than the film !
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Best Exotic Marigolds Hotel Great read !
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel I really enjoyed this book. Gave you a real feel of India & was a page turner. The characters were brought to life wonderfully. I look forward to watching the film now.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Absolutely Adorable, I ate it up and followed the book with the movie. The movie was not as captivating as the book, however it differed enough that I enjoyed it in a different way.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best marigold hotel Not as good as the movie
Date published: 2013-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Great read. Not at all what I expected.
Date published: 2013-02-02

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Editorial Reviews

“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
 
“Moggach has served us a treat with this novel. Moving, sincere, funny, terrifying in places, it is a truthful view of old age and what it brings.”
Independent on Sunday