Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

Deborah Moggach / Jun 01, 2020
Heartbreak Hotel From Deborah Moggach bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes another hilarious and romantic comedy this time set in a run down BB in Wales When retired actor Buffy decides to up
  • Title: Heartbreak Hotel
  • Author: Deborah Moggach
  • ISBN: 9780701187828
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Deborah Moggach, bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, comes another hilarious and romantic comedy, this time set in a run down BB in Wales.When retired actor Buffy decides to up sticks from London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for.In possession of a run down BB that leans towards the shabby than tFrom Deborah Moggach, bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, comes another hilarious and romantic comedy, this time set in a run down BB in Wales.When retired actor Buffy decides to up sticks from London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for.In possession of a run down BB that leans towards the shabby than the chic and is miles from nowhere, he realises he needs to fill the beds and fast.Enter a motley collection of guests Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman Amy, who s been unexpectedly dumped by her not so weedy boyfriend and Andy, the hypochondriac postman whose girlfriend is much too much for him to handle.But under Buffy s watchful eye, this disparate group of strangers find they have in common than perhaps they first thought
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      • Deborah Moggach

        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 stories and a stage play In February 2005, Moggach was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by her Alma Mater, the University of Bristol She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a former Chair of the Society of Authors, and is on the executive committee of PEN.

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    1. This book has 4 stars worth of charm and good humour, but its structure lollops about like a boisterous puppy, leaving a trail of chewed up endings Why spend so much time in Amy s head while her relationship isn t working only to view her from a distance when she finally meets Mr Right Ditto Andy the postman two chapters, possibly , on his marriage breakdown and then the instant he re appears, he s matched to some campervan woman whom we ve never met before unless I missed something, which is po [...]


    2. Wonderful collection of characters ranging in age and background set in vividly depicted Wales Moggach excels in characterization and setting, both detailed, virtually jumping off of the pages The reader experiences a delineated treat with Moggach s intense descriptions.A sweet story of average everyday people dealing with varying circumstances intersecting at Buffy s BB searching for healing, closure or respite Life challenges aren t always pretty, however, Moggach captures the narrative with g [...]


    3. Hugely disappointing I ve read almost all Deborah Moggach s novels, including Best Exotic Marigold Hotel back when it was called These Foolish Things, so I approached this with high expectations But by the time I got to page fifty or so, I m afraid I d realised this one s a dud.I think the problem is that there are too many characters spread too thinly across the narrative, which is partly because of the way the book is structured Couldn t help comparing it to Maeve Binchy s final novel, A Week [...]


    4. This amusing novel is in the same style as her previous novel These Foolish Things read before I started blogging , later made into the popular movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Here we have aging actor Russell Buffy Buffery, who is unhappy with the direction his London neighbourhood seems to be going on, taking a chance on the impulse to move to Wales Why Wales Well, an old friend of his has died and left him her bed and breakfast house in Knockton, and he decides to try running it himself H [...]


    5. I m sort of sorry that These Foolish Things got retitled as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel because that makes it seem that Deborah Moggach has embarked on a Hotel series I suppose the hotel BB as a device for bringing together a motley crew of characters, each with their own back story, into one space is useful, but this book is not that formulaic It is hugely entertaining and enjoyable, with a gentle humour, and I really got into the unfolding of the story Indeed, we regular readers of Moggach [...]


    6. Retired actor Russell Buffy Buffery is getting tired with his London life, so when he inherits a shabby than chic BB in Wales from an old friend, he decides to leave his old life and start a new one He quickly realizes that while in a lovely setting, his BB is in need of some work and some customers or he won t have it very long He comes up with a theme as a kind of lonely hearts hotel and offers classes for people whose significant others did the thing they could not like auto mechanics classe [...]



    7. Retired actor Russell Buffy Buffery is in his 70s, has been married three times and has children with four, all adults now, some of them even middle aged When his dear friend Bridie dies and leaves him her BB, Myrtle House, in a small Welsh town called Knockton near the border, Buffy decides despite his children s scoffing to pack up his dingy London flat and move there to embark on a new venture.The hotel itself is an old Georgian building with dated wallpaper and a leaking roof It does come wi [...]


    8. When aging actor Russell Buffy Buffery inherits a BB in rural Wales he stuns his family and friends by abandoning London to run it Buffy finds he enjoys his role as host, but the crumbling manor is in desperate need of maintenance, and a steady occupancy rate, and he needs to find a way to fix it before it all falls down around him.The premise of Heartbreak Hotel, and the reputation of author Debbie Moggach, is what drew me to select this novel for review, unfortunately I was disappointed by the [...]


    9. One of my favourite authors I whipped through this and found it laugh out loud funny Some of the observations by the 60 something characters were so true as to be uncomfortable but hilarious There was a fair bit of pathos and I suppose the way everything works out in the end is unrealistic but I still stormed through this and thoroughly enjoyed it I ll look for the other book about Buffy The ex wives Moggach has moved away from the serious themes of her early writing but on the other hand, when [...]


    10. Nice read with a few LOL moments Having seen the marigold hotel film, and loving it, I must now go read the book


    11. EngagingIt w as a light and easy read The characters are likable, the setting is agreeable, the story a bit unlikely, but still believable A nice Sunday read.


    12. A charming, witty, slightly quirky tale of a thrice divorced retired actor and his attempt to run a BB There are lots of characters and my head was swimming with them at first, but if you just let that wash over you it all ties itself together in an endearing happily ever after kind of way This is fun fiction at its best.


    13. One or someday, we will realise that beneath us all hope faith do exist This book gave me that Hope to find love eventually.


    14. Heartbreak Hotel is a recent work by Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, set to release in paperback in January of 2016 Heartbreak Hotel was my first experience of Deborah Moggach I listened to the audiobook while interstate travelling and enjoyed the rich characters and warm setting.The story focuses on Buffy, a retired actor, who inherits a BB in Wales and moves there to escape the noise of London To get it up and running, he goes through minimal preparation hoping the s [...]


    15. Russell Buffy Buffery is retired from the acting profession and is sick of living in London He s simply getting too old for the hustle and the bustle, not to mention the lack of parking available Salvation from the busy city comes in the form of a tired BB located in the Welsh countryside, left to him in a dear old friend s will The only problem The BB is desperately in need of repairs and he hasn t any money for them, nor does he have the bookings to provide the income.At first he manages with [...]


    16. 3.5 5 Deborah Moggachdidn t she write The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Yes, she did indeed I loved that book and the movie Moggach s new release, Heartbreak Hotel is just as heartwarming Retired actor Russell Buffy Buffery has lived a rich full life, but now he finds himself somewhat lonely living in London He doesn t know his neighbours, its noisy and crowded and his children and there are many from assorted wives and liaisons are busy with their own lives When an old flame leaves him her bed and [...]


    17. I was so honored when I was asked to review Deborah Moggach s latest story She is a force to be reckoned with in story telling It would have been hard to be disappointed by the author inspired the wonderful movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Needless to say, I was certainly not disappointed with Heartbreak Hotel I do wish it was called Heartbreak BB though small things This Hotel is actually a rundown home named Myrtle House , that is ran as a BB Bed Breakfast in a small town in Wales, called [...]


    18. I have had this book sitting on my shelf for some time and finally got round to reading it I had high hopes for this book as I loved the Marigold Hotel and thought this would be on the same wave length Unfortunately I was quite disappointed with it, this also claims to be extremely funny but I didn t laugh at all This follows Buffy a retired actor living in London, who has a friend in Wales who runs a B and B He gets the news that she has passed and he has been left her BB, Buffy sums up his opt [...]


    19. Mit siebzig Jahren erbt der ehemalige Schauspieler Buffy berraschend ein Bed and Breakfast Noch einmal wagt er einen Neuanfang und zieht in das kleine St dtchen in Wales Er ist ein charmanter Gentleman, der in seinem Leben viele Frauengeschichten hatte, aus denen zahlreiche Kinder entstanden Nun will er es noch einmal wissen und versucht dem in die Jahre gekommenen Haus wieder Leben einzuhauchen.Eine Geschichte mit ganz viel Herzensw rme, dass die Sehnsucht nach einer Tasse Tee und englischer Ge [...]


    20. I was given an ARC of Heartbreak Hotel from the publisher for an honest review.I am one of the few people who didn t go see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in theaters, though I did read the book when it first came out So I knew to expect a motley crew of characters in a beautiful setting with a lot of snarkiness.That s exactly what I got and .The book reminds me a little of a naughtier Maeve Binchy tale a wide array of characters, a lovely UK setting and an instantly recognisable voice in the na [...]


    21. This was really funny I was smiling almost throughout and a few times I found myself laughing out loud The author is extremely talented with her observations of people, although sometimes it made me fear growing any older because it wasn t always pretty There were a lot of characters introduced in the first few chapters who were then reintroduced later in the book and a couple of times I got confused or had forgotten which character was which There was a handy list at the front detailing the mai [...]


    22. I really wanted to give this 4 stars but despite a promising beginning and a quite touching ending, the story flagged somehow in the middle I enjoyed the introductions to the characters, their relationships and breakups but then they arrive at Murtle House and hey presto they have paired off and found love The story lacked depth and interesting twists Having said this I really enjoyed hearing the audio book superbly narrated by Nicky Hensen His voice was perfect for Buffy the aged ex actor I wou [...]


    23. Heartbreak hotel has many, many characters, but the main one is Buffy, who runs the Bn B and arranges the courses for the lonely hearts As a book, its not that bad, even though some of the stories are not as good as the others, and some of them end up unfinished I couldn t understand Buffy at first, I couldn t even make out what kind of celebrity he was But, I tend to read those books from time to time as a break from the ya, and so heartbreak hotel was a nice book if you don t expect too much f [...]


    24. A huge disappointement I loved the movie Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and had very high expectations, but none of them were fulfilled There were too many characters, the strands only got together at the very end and most of the twists were than obvious I skimmed through the pages a lot With other bad books, you have a lot you can rant about, but here it was just so boring, I don t have a lot to say.


    25. Three and a half stars for the entertaining characters which make for lively reading in this comedy At times I found it impossible to remember who s who, there are so many couples and ex couples The writing can be uneven although some parts are brilliant for their insightfulness It could probably use a further edit to tighten the plot line For me the story went off at the end.


    26. Like the Best Marigold Hotel only in Wales Most of the characters are likeable, if a little flaky but you couldn t help but like them I haven t read any of her other stuff and don t know if it s all the same, but there were no complaints here


    27. maybe 3 1 2 Just the ticket for a lovely , light hearted read about very convincing and kind characters Nice change from the recent spate of week willed grown up girl children with mommy issues.




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