How Nightingale inspired 'Marigold Hotel'

November 8, 2012
Deborah Moggach with Nightingale's Leon Smith

Deborah Moggach with Nightingale's Leon Smith

Author and screenwriter Deborah Moggach has told Nightingale supporters that visits to the south London home had inspired her to write a novel about the elderly, These Foolish Things — on which the hit movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, was based.

Ms Moggach was guest speaker at a Nightingale literary lunch at Claridge’s in central London on Monday. Her talk included anecdotes about the making of the film and her experiences in Hollywood.

The lunch raised £100,000 for Nightingale and its newly merged partner, Hammerson House in north-west London, some of whose backers were among an attendance of 250-plus.

Last updated: 4:04pm, November 8 2012