Saturday, March 28, 2015

Blog Tour: Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach (Author Interview)

by Deborah Moggach

Fiction - Contemporary, Chick Lit
Published March 3rd 2015 by Overlook Press
Purchase: AmazonBarnes & NobleBook Depository
By the author of the bestselling The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever, the hilarious and romantic novel set in a crumbling bed and breakfast.

In her effortlessly winning novels Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach charmed readers and critics alike with her generous prose and hilarious dialogue. With Heartbreak Hotel, Moggach has triumphed once again.
When retired actor Buffy decides to leave London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for.

In possession of a run-down bed and breakfast that leans more toward the shabby than the chic and is, quite literally, miles from nowhere, Buffy realizes that he needs to fill the beds—and fast. Otherwise, his vision of the pastoral countryside will go up in smoke.

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) nebbishy 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 finds that they have more in common than perhaps they first thought.

A charming romantic comedy that will captivate even the most determined urbanite, Heartbreak Hotel is a supreme entertainment.


1. How did you come up with the idea of HEARTBREAK HOTEL? 
Deborah: I’d recently fallen in love with a man who lived in a little town in Wales, and then fell in love with the place. So I decided to write a book set there. Now I’ve moved there!

2. If HEARTBREAK HOTEL would become a film, who would you cast and why?
Deborah: For Buffy, either you go for a big boozy bloke like say Roger Allam (and English actor), who looks like Buffy and who I find very attractive, or one could go the skinny sexy route, say Bill Nighy.

3. Have you always wanted to be an author? If not, what did you want to be?
Deborah: Yes. If not, I would have been a landscape gardener. I love carting soil around and planting flowerbeds.

4. What is the best part of being an author?
Deborah: When people come up and say “that’s JUST what I feel but I’ve never put it into words”.

5. Do you have more upcoming novels this year?

Deborah: Yes, a novel called “Something To Hide”, which is set in Beijing, Texas, West Africa and London. Bit of a contrast to “Heartbreak Hotel”! It’s got big global themes but it’s also about disastrous love affairs.

6. Why should readers read HEARTBREAK HOTEL?
Deborah: Because it’s good, duh!

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