Enticed by advertisements for a luxury retirement home in India, a group of strangers leave England to begin a new life. On arrival, however, they discover the palace is a shell of its former self, the staff are more than a little eccentric and the days of the Raj appear to be long gone. But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again.
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Enticed by advertisements for a newly restored palatial hotel and filled with visions of a life of leisure, good weather 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 to find the palace is a shell of its former self, the staff more than a little eccentric, and the days of the Raj long gone. But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again, even in the most unexpected circumstances.
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"Delightful and entertaining" Mail on Sunday "Warm, wise, funny" Guardian "Superb... Moggach has served us a treat with this novel. Moving, sincere, funny" Independent on Sunday "A glorious romp that will inspire roars of recognition" Sunday Express "Funny and deeply poignant" Daily Mail