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According to Yes by Dawn French
  

According to Yes

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November 2015 Book of the Month.

21st century family life - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - delivered head on by none other than comic genius Dawn French. Rosie, after a sad occurrence in Cornwall, takes herself off to New York to work as a nanny to 8-year old twin boys who are currently living with their grandparents, Thomas and matriarchal Glenn Wilder-Bingham, as the twins father, Kemble, is divorcing their French mother and the grandmother is determined that Kemble gets custody so that she can supervise their upbringing and education. The twins also have an 18-year old brother and they all live together in a huge apartment, complete with Polish servant.

Glenn is strict and formal so Rosie enters the twins’ lives like a breath of fresh air, everyone loves Rosie except, of course, Glenn. Generous in body and soul Rosie becomes pregnant, father unknown, splitting the whole family asunder. How things work out is brilliantly portrayed in a great, comic, poignant, insightful read. Thoroughly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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Synopsis

According to Yes by Dawn French

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 starts saying . . . yes?

Reviews

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

'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

About the Author

Dawn French

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

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Publication date

22nd October 2015

Author

Dawn French

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Publisher

Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Relationship Stories
Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780718159177

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