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
Moggach is always funny, perceptive and very contemporary
I love clever books that make me laugh. Deborah Moggach, queen of social comedy, is on top form in The Black Dress. Superb
Princess of the deliciously dark
A darkly funny novel about betrayal, loneliness and the surprising pleasure of being single again
A delightful black comedy full of later-life misadventures
I barked out loud. Not since Freud has sex been more in bed with death. She gets sharper and more mordant with age and about age. Thank goodness. This page-turner is like the best wakes, it will make you feel hungry and alive.
As ever with Moggach, the joy is in her witty observations of middle-class life and bracingly tart portrayal of family relationships