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A Tiny Bit Marvellous
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Winner of the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award 2011.
A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the brilliantly observed story of a modern family all living in their own separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone who has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations. Oh and there's a dog called Poo.
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A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French
Everyone hates the perfect family. So you'll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn't understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey. Inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children. Dora is about to hit the big 18 ...and about to hit anyone who annoys her, especially her precocious younger brother Peter who has a chronic Oscar Wilde fixation. Then there's Dad ...who's just, well, dad.
'Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page' The Times
'Hilarious. Chortle-out-loud turns of phrase, razor-sharp observations' The Stylist
'Fresh, extremely funny' Sunday Times
'Has she cracked it with her first novel? Yes. Engaging from the first page' Heat
'Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Dawn French is a wonderful writer - witty, wise and poignant' Daily Mail
'A hilarious and compelling read' Good Housekeeping
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Publication date8th January 2011
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PublisherPenguin Books Ltd