About this book
A new edition of Moggach's novel "These Foolish Things", renamed to tie in with a new film. The movie will star Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Dench, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie. A retirement home, recreating a lost corner of England, is set up in a converted guesthouse in Bangalore.
Enticed by advertisements for a newly restored palatial hotel and filled with visions of a life of leisure, and mango juice in their gin, a group of very different people leave England to begin a new life in India. On arrival they are dismayed. But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again, even in the most unexpected circumstances.