- ISBN 9780099479833 / 0099479834
- Title Porky
- Author Deborah Moggach
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2004
- Pages 240
- Publisher Vintage
- Imprint Vintage
- Language English
- Dimensions 130mm x 198mm x 15mm
Nicknamed Porky at school, because of the pigs her family kept outside their home near Heathrow, the main character in this book is robbed of her childhood by knowing too late what it's like to be loved too little and loved too much.
At school they called her Porky on account of the pigs her family kept outside the bungalow near Heathrow. But she felt no diffrent - not until she realised she was losing her innocence in a way that none of her friends could possibly imagine. Only a child robbed of her childhood can know too late what it means to be loved too little and loved too much...
“Illuminates with great compassion how love can so easily go off the rails” Daily Mail “At once eerily exuberant and bleak, this is a compassionate, tough book” Observer “Deborah Moggach conveys with chilling skill the process by which a fundamentally bright, decent child becomes infested by corruption” Spectator “Extraordinarily skilful” — Anita Brookner “Extraordinarily skilful” — Anita Brookner
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 North London.