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Close to Home
by Deborah Moggach (Goodreads Author)
Two narrow London houses stand side by side. The households are so close it is easy to glimpse and to be glimpsed. As the long hot summer draws on so the two families draw close, drawn by their desires and their delusions, towards the inevitable impact of collision.
Mass Market Paperback, 249 pages
Published October 21st 1998 by Arrow Books Ltd
(first published November 1st 1980)
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This is a fun, undemanding read about some goings-on between two families living next door to eachother. The story is pleasantly character-driven, and the enjoyment for me was in the witty observation of their personalities. From the frustrated author to the unconventional teenager and the miserable mother-of-two, it was impossible not to recognise or sympathise with them.
Deborah Moggach is a British writer, born Deborah Hough on 28 June 1948. She has written fifteen novels to date, including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever, and, most recently, These Foolish Things. She has adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written several film scripts, including the BAFTA-nominated screenplay for Pride & Prejudice. She has also written two collections of short ...moreMore about Deborah Moggach...