Because of You: The bestselling Richard & Judy book club pick
Dawn French (Author)
THE EAGERLY AWAITED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible' BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other 'Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love' MARIAN KEYES __________ Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight. The old millennium turns into the new. In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters. Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all. The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits. Perhaps beyond . . . Because of You is the remarkably poignant story perfect for every Dawn French fan, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love. 'An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human' JO BRAND 'Told with French's unfailing wit and warmth, Because Of You is the tale of family bonds and the mother-daughter relationships that ultimately make us who we are' Independent 'The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish' Sunday Express 'French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent' My Weekly 'Dawn French is a wonderful writer' Daily Mail 'Moving . . . French's best yet' Good Housekeeping 'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian 'Beautifully observed' The Times READERS LOVE BECAUSE OF YOU: 'Dawn had me laughing, crying . . . I loved every word' 5***** Reader Review 'Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending' 5***** Reader Review 'Heart-breaking but so beautiful' 5***** Reader Review 'Fantastic story, fantastic characters - I want to read it all over again' 5***** Reader Review 'Have your tissues ready when you read this one' 5***** Reader Review
About the Author
Dawn French has been making people laugh for 30 years. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country's most long-running and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, and more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her first three novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to YES, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.
- Contributor: Dawn French
- Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
- ISBN13: 9780718159313
- Number of Pages: 416
- Packaged Dimensions: 162x220x37mm
- Packaged Weight: 579
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Release Date: 2020-10-15
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Dawn French has been making people laugh for 30 years. As a writer, comedian and actor, she has appeared in some of this country's most long-running and celebrated shows, including French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley, Jam and Jerusalem, and more recently, Roger and Val Have Just Got In. Her first three novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Oh Dear Silvia and According to YES, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.
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