The Black Dress: Signed Edition (Hardback)Deborah Moggach (author)
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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.
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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
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
'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
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