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A Quiet Drink

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Language  English
Media type  Print
ISBN  0-00-221678-7
Author  Deborah Moggach
Publisher  William Collins, Sons
Genres  Suspense, Mystery
3.2/5 Goodreads

Publication date  1980
Pages  224
Originally published  1980
Page count  224
Country  United Kingdom
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Deborah Moggach books  You must be sisters, Hot Water Man, Close relations, Something to Hide, Tulip fever

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A Quiet Drink, is the third novel by English author Deborah Moggach, first published in 1980. Unlike her previous two novels it departs from the autobiographical.


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Plot introduction

The book is set in London and concerns Claudia a magazine editor whose husband has just left her, Steve Mullen a cosmetics rep, and his wife June. Claudia is still yearning after her husband but then finds herself a lodger, the mysterious Alistair a librarian who keeps a diary which Claudia is desperate to read. Steve is realising his marriage to the June is beginning to lose its sparkle, whilst June has given up her job and is spending time at the library trying to educate herself.

Eventually Steve and Claudia meet and go for 'a quiet drink' which has far-reaching consequences...


  • "I immensely enjoyed A Quiet Drink. It is an unassuming novel that starts modestly and ends up as social comedy of the highest order. Ms Moggach is funny, shrewd and has an ear for dialogue that is lethally accurate." (Daily Telegraph)
  • "A highly intelligent, fluent comedy about the consumer society, with…a lot of good jokes… wonderfully readable." (Sunday Times)
  • "Detailed, thoughtful, and emotionally-stripping, illustrating once again that you don’t really know your partner just because you married him or her… a skilful story by a very readable author.” (Daily Mail)
  • Publication history

  • 1980, UK, Collins, ISBN 0-00-221678-7, Hardback
  • 1985, US, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-66106-1, Hardback
  • 1991, UK, Mandarin/Arrow, ISBN 0-7493-0924-5, Pub date 01 Jul 1991, Paperback
  • References

    A Quiet Drink Wikipedia

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