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Dawn French - Author

About the Author

Dawn French has been making people laugh for thirty 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 two novels, A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, are both Number One bestsellers.

 

Author Photo © Trevor Leighton 2012

Featured books by Dawn French

Other books by Dawn French

Because of You

Because of You

Author: Dawn French Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/10/2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Dawn French, number one bestselling author and comedian, returns with her joyously funny, heart-warming new novel. Dawn French is back with a gloriously funny, completely irresistible, and beautifully written novel. Prepare to laugh, cry and everything in-between in another unputdownable instalment from one of the world's best loved comedians and authors. (c) Dawn French 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Because of You

Because of You

Author: Dawn French Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

THE EAGERLY AWAITED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH Her first novel in five years, Because of You is the remarkably poignant must-have gift for every Dawn French fan '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 Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love. 'An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human' JO BRAND 'The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish' Sunday Times '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: 'Tugs at your heart strings. I would have a box of tissues when reading!' 5***** 'I had tears in my eyes by the end of the book. Absolutely wonderfully written' 5***** 'A profoundly emotional read about the love between mothers and daughters. A book that I did not want to put down' 5***** 'Have your tissues ready when you read this one. It is really moving and will hit you right in the heart' 5*****

Because of You

Because of You

Author: Dawn French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

PRE-ORDER THE EAGERLY AWAITED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND HEART-WARMING NEW NOVEL FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH 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 Dawn French's stunning new novel, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.

Me. You. Not a Diary

Me. You. Not a Diary

Author: Dawn French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

'A mellow, gentle read with a lot of words of wisdom' Independent Let Dawn French guide you through the year with her witty and wise seasonal insights. __________ Me You: Not A Diary is a pocket diary without the diary part. Or the pocket. It includes everything you loved about the original but without the calendar pages. To keep a working diary alongside Dawn, we recommend the hardback edition of Me You: A Diary. Me You is a place for me and you to reflect on the patterns and changes of the year. It's full of my thoughts about the seasons, the months and what matters. It's your guide to reflecting on the year you've just had - or the one still to come. Dive in, the paper's lovely . . . _________ 'A witty outlook on life. This will have you laughing about your year' Prima 'It's beautiful, like Dawn, and stuffed full of goodies' Jo Brand

Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia

Author: Dawn French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous returns with Oh Dear Silvia. Everyone knows the real Silvia, don't they? Silvia Shute lies in hospital in a coma. Family and friends gather at her bedside, each thinking they know the real Silvia. But do they? For Silvia hides a secret. One she can never tell. And as her visitors congregate so the truth about Silvia is slowly revealed. Again, and again and again . . . Oh Dear Silvia is the brand new novel from one of Britain's most loved comic writers and the number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous. 'Hilarious. My top book . . .' The Times 'Side-splitting, darkly humorous' Heat 'Written with serious intent, both literary and thematically: Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian

Me. You. A Diary

Me. You. A Diary

Author: Dawn French Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/02/2018

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Me. You. A Diary by Dawn French Dawn's first non-fiction project in almost a decade, following on from three consecutive Sunday Times bestselling novels

According to Yes

According to Yes

Author: Dawn French Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/11/2015

Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, returns with her joyously funny new novel, According To Yes. The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It's a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family. Emotional displays - unacceptable. Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome. Fun - no thanks. This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham's kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint. So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn't read the rule book. For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone decides to start saying . . . yes? Praise for Dawn French: 'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud' Mail on Sunday 'A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century' Sunday Express 'Extremely funny' Sunday Times 'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian 'Makes you laugh on every page' The Times 'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life' Woman and Home 'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant' Daily Mail

Oh Dear Silvia

Oh Dear Silvia

Author: Dawn French Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/10/2012

Dawn French, number one bestelling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and one of Britain's best loved comic writers, returns with Oh Dear Silvia, a darkly comic pageturner that will have you hanging on her every word. Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a dark and terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. And she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again... Oh Dear Silvia is the brand new novel from one of Britain's most loved comic writers and the number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous. Praise for Dawn French: 'Extremely funny' Sunday Times 'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner' Mail on Sunday

Irgendwas geht immer

Irgendwas geht immer

Author: Dawn French Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2012

Niemand geht einem so sehr auf die Nerven wie die Familie. Und nichts ist unterhaltsamer, als festzustellen, dass es anderen genauso geht. So wie den Battles! Mutter Mo, eine Kinderpsychologin, steht fassungslos vor ihren pubertierenden Kindern. Tochter Dawn findet ihre Familie schrecklich peinlich. Sohn Peter ist in Oscar Wilde verliebt - und benimmt sich leider auch so. Und ja, einen Ehemann gibt es auch: Mo nennt ihn liebevoll "e;Ich-muss-noch-was-arbeiten!"e;. Keiner versteht den anderen oder redet vernunftig. Bis es hart auf hart kommt. Als sich ein fieser Betruger in ihr Leben schleicht, halten alle zusammen - sogar der Hund.

Dear Fatty

Dear Fatty

Author: Dawn French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

___________________________ A hilarious, heartwarming memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians. Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge stereotypes. Here she describes the journey that would eventually establish her as a perhaps unlikely, but nevertheless genuine, national treasure. Dawn began her career as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group, the Comic Strip, marking a radical departure from the more traditional comedy acts of the time. Later came the all-female Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracy Ullman and firmly established women in British comedy. As part of the wildly successful and much loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repetoire of brilliantly observed characters, parodying popular culture and impersonating everything from Madonna and Harry Potter to The Exorcist. Dawn's more recent role in the Vicar of Dibley showcased not only her talent but also her ability to take a controversial and topical issue and make it mainstream - and very funny. From her early years as an RAF child and her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, to her outspoken views on sizism and her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty will chronicle the extraordinary, hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.

Dear Fatty

Dear Fatty

Author: Dawn French Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2008

Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, wtih a career that has spanned nearly three decades, encompassing a vast and brilliant array of characters. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge stereotypes. Here she describes the journey that would eventually establish her as a perhaps unlikely, but nevertheless genuine, national treasure. Dawn began her career as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group, the Comic Strip, marking a radical departure from the more traditional comedy acts of the time. Later came the all-female Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracy Ullman and firmly established women in British comedy.As part of the wildly successful and much loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repetoire of brilliantly observed characters, parodying popular culture and impersonating everything from Madonna and Harry Potter to The Exorcist. Dawn's more recent role in the Vicar of Dibley showcased not only her talent but also her ability to take a controversial and topical issue and make it mainstream - and very funny.From her early years as an RAF child and her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, to her outspoken views on sizism and her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty will chronicle the extraordinary, hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.