Deborah Moggach | 'I do think we mistake solemnity for seriousness'

Deborah Moggach | 'I do think we mistake solemnity for seriousness'

"One of mother’s carers was having an affair with a baggage handler at Luton Airport, and he used to send her very sexy texts which she used to read out to me over my mother’s half-slumbering body," says Deborah Moggach, deadpan, while I struggle to not laugh. "I did think, ‘That’s a better way to go, really.’ I’d rather listen to sexy texts when I’m very old, than somebody asking if I’d like another cup of tea." Moggach has a terrific sense of humour I learn over the course of our conversation, and her latest novel is a cracking comic novel about ageing, sibling rivalry and a long-buried f...

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