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  • Published: 15 November 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099479826
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $26.99
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Driving In The Dark


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'Acutely funny and sad' Mail on Sunday

Desmond never did have much luck with women - except in getting them through their driving tests. Now a coach driver, he is at the most crucial crossroads of his life. His wife has thrown him out. The crisis serves only to deepen his despair over another failed liaison - until he elects to steer his coach on a spectacularly reckless quest for the son he has never seen.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099479826
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach is the author of many successful novels including Tulip Fever and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was made into a top-grossing film starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. Her screenplays include the film of Pride and Prejudice, which was nominated for a BAFTA. She lives in Wales.

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Praise for Driving In The Dark

“Poignant and funny-Deborah Moggach is brilliant at capturing just the right voice for her characters'”

Cosmopolitan

“'Disturbing and witty-a deftly-described odyssey that places the battle of the sexes in a new arena'”

Sunday Times

“'Moggach, for the purposes of this book, has turned herself into a bloke. His monologue throughout strikes me as totally authentic, but not only does Moggach get his lingo right, she thinks through his head, dramatizing his confusion, decency, wit, pain and determination. This is not just ventriloquism, but empathy so complete as to be phenomenal'”

Irish Times


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