Deborah Moggach ~ Best-selling Author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Heartbreak Hotel
After the far-flung charms of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach moves to the Welsh countryside in her hilarious new comedy>
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Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach

At Myrtle House, the twin beds have never been so busy...

This has been the strangest summer of life imitating art. The day that the movie of “Tulip Fever” wrapped was the very day I sold my house in London, the house that inspired the novel, and moved to Wales, to a house which is situated in the very street that inspired “Heartbreak Hotel” – indeed, to a house which very much resembles Buffy’s hotel, though not quite so dilapidated. In other words, on July 17th I walked out from one novel into another. Talk about fiction blurring into reality.  So now I’m living in Presteigne, aka Knockton, amongst the people I created as characters.

The filming of “Tulip Fever” was utterly thrilling. After nearly twenty years it’s finally happened. It’s a Harvey Weinstein movie, with Alison Owen as producer, Tom Stoppard …

Deborah Moggach
Deborah Moggach
Both my parents were writers – my father wrote naval history, biographies and children’s books; my mother wrote and illustrated children’s books. I had three sisters, and we grew up to the sound of typewriters tapping in the veranda, where our parents sat side by side, working. I wasn’t a particularly writerly child, however. I preferred playing with cars and animals. I didn’t like girly things and my hero was William Brown.