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Guardian & Observer reviews
A brilliant comedy of manners, mixing acute observation with a deeper message about how different cultures cope in the modern world. "She writes beautifully, as always, and the phrase-making is as good as the characterisation... brilliant" "Sunday Telegraph"
When Ravi Kapoor, an over-worked London doctor, is driven beyond endurance by his disgusting and difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: 'Can't we just send him away somewhere?' His prayer seems to have been answered when his entrepreneurial cousin, Sonny, sets up a retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England in a converted guesthouse.