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The Black Dress

Deborah Moggach

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Headline
27 July 2021
Pru is on her own. But then, so are plenty of other people. And while the loneliness can be overwhelming, surely she'll find a party somewhere?

'Moggach is at the height of her powers' Sunday Times Pru's husband has walked out, leaving her alone to contemplate her future. She's missing not so much him, but the life they once had - picnicking on the beach with small children, laughing together, nestling up like spoons in the cutlery drawer as they sleep. Now there's just a dip on one side of the bed and no-one to fill it.

In a daze, Pru goes off to a friend's funeral. Usual old hymns, words of praise and a eulogy but...it doesn't sound like the friend Pru knew. And it isn't. She's gone to the wrong service. Everyone was very welcoming, it was - oddly - a laugh, and more excitement than she's had for ages. So she buys a little black dress in a charity shop and thinks, now I'm all set, why not go to another? I mean, people don't want to make a scene at a funeral, do they? No-one will challenge her - and what harm can it do?

'Full of warmth and humour, as well as blistering truths' Daily Mirror
By:   Deborah Moggach
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781472260536
ISBN 10:   1472260538
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   27 July 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Deborah Moggach, OBE, is a British novelist and an award-winning screenwriter. She has written twenty novels, including Tulip Fever, These Foolish Things (which became the bestselling novel and film THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL), and The Carer. She lives in London.

Reviews for The Black Dress

A darkly funny novel about betrayal, loneliness and the surprising pleasure of being single again * Good Housekeeping * She really is the Nora Ephron of North London. Such a deceptively light touch, and so funny about the indignities of getting old and all our little vanities * Clare Chambers * Moggach is always funny, perceptive and very contemporary * Philippa Perry * I love clever books that make me laugh. Deborah Moggach, queen of social comedy, is on top form in The Black Dress. Superb * Cathy Rentzenbrink * Princess of the deliciously dark * Mel Giedroyc * A delightful black comedy full of later-life misadventures * Best *


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