The Black Dress (Hardback)
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The Black Dress (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 22/07/2021
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A witty, tender-hearted novel about the misadventures of a serial funeral crasher, The Black Dress is a playful evocation of breaking free from isolation and moving on with love and life from the author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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?

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?

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472260529
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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

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“An enchanting tale”

After finding a "little black dress" in a charity shop Pru buys it, knowing one day it will come in handy. What she doesn't realise at the time is that very soon her life is going to change completely.... More

Paperback edition
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“A moving, poignant and witty novel.”

Do you have a little black dress? Could it tell a story? Pru’s black dress could. Quite suddenly and unexpectantly, Pru’s husband leaves her. She did not see that coming. Wasn’t everything fine, their two grown up... More

Hardback edition
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“Entertaining and original”

4-5 stars

When Pru sees the black dress in the window of a charity shop in Deal she views it as a metaphor for her life. She’s mourning the loss of her marriage to Greg who has left her to find enlightenment, for... More

Hardback edition
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