Deborah Moggach | Best-selling Author
A warm, witty and wise novel about the unexpected twists that later life can bring, from the hugely popular author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever.
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Something to Hide by Deborah Moggach

No matter where you are in the world, you'll have something to hide...

With Tulip Fever’s imminent release in the UK, here’s a piece I wrote for the Hollywood Reporter (the film has already been released in the USA and other territories). At the time of writing (Sept 8) we still don’t have a firm date for the UK, a source of some frustration. Anyway, here’s the article:

It all started twenty years ago when I bought a painting at auction – a Dutch painting, dating from Vermeer’s era, of a woman getting ready to go out. Her maid was bringing her a necklace, her manservant was bringing her a glass of wine. Something in her expression intrigued me. She looked as if she was off on an assignation – something illicit, something furtive.

I hung her in my sitting room and gazed into her …

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.