To Have and to Hold (Moggach novel)

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To Have and to Hold
First US edition
Author Deborah Moggach
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publisher Viking (UK)
E.P. Dutton (US)
Publication date
Media typePrint
ISBN 0-670-80812-1

To Have and to Hold, is a novel by English author Deborah Moggach, first published in 1986 by Viking. The novel started as the script for an eight-part television drama for London Weekend Television, screened in September 1986. [1]


Plot introduction

Liberated Viv, happily married to Ollie, decides to bear a surrogate baby for her sterile sister Ann, but instead of artificial insemination conceives naturally with her brother-in-law Ken, who falls in love with her.


Television drama

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  2. 'Books: Passion, worldliness and lingering scents' by Nicholas Shakespeare; Review of recent fiction Source: The Times (London, England). (Apr. 10, 1986)
  3. Books: Manipulators and moralisers; Reviews of new fiction Source: Sunday Times (London, England). (May 4, 1986)