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Because of You

by Dawn French

Humour (fiction) Modern and Contemporary Fiction

Because of You Synopsis

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.

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Because of You Press Reviews

An extraordinary book - sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human -- Jo Brand Gorgeous . . . wise and sad and full of love - Marian Keyes

Incredible - Russell Brand

Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on - Guardian

Harrowing but uplifting . . . It is a book about mistakes, regret, forgiveness and unconditional love - Daily Mirror

Fans who have waited five long years for French's fourth novel won't be disappointed: Because Of You is a book with a beating heart, a story told with warmth and verve - Daily Express

Moving . . . French's best yet - Good Housekeeping

The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish - Sunday Express

Brilliant . . . a moving read that will stay with you long after you've finished the last page - Closer

A fantastic page-turner - Mail on Sunday

Beautifully observed - The Times

French always writes so melodically about the truth of human nature . . . 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

An emotionally charged story - and a heartbreaking twist at the end - Hello!

Warm, witty and wise . . . I raced through - Daily Mail

A powerful and emotional book - Good Housekeeping

A beautifully powerful story about mothers, family and sacrifice - Sun

Arresting page-turner - Best

A novel her fans are sure to love - Woman's Weekly

A story of love, identity and belonging - i

Heartbreaking and humorous in equal measures - Boundless

A bouncy, comedy drama. Funny, poignant and bursting with joie de vivre - Daily Mail

A thought-provoking read . . . shows the true extent of motherly love - Publishers Association

A tantalising story of motherhood told with Dawn French's signature warmth - Sainsbury's Magazine

As ever, even in the darkest of times, Dawn has found humour to inject into her novel - Best

A brilliant book - Good Housekeeping

The life-affirming and unmissable new novel - Eastern Daily Press

Praise for Dawn French - -

Hilarious and brilliant - Woman & Home

I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all Witty and wise, it'll have you burning the midnight oil. A cracker - Woman's Weekly

Very funny and packs an emotional clout. Brilliant! - Heat

An enlightening and feel-good read offering a fresh look at life and how to embrace it. Funny and enjoyable to the end - We Love This Book

There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It's impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There's something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better - Express

Another hilarious novel! - Bella

French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed - Independent

Wise and poignant - Beyond the Joke

Heart-warming - Choice Magazine

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ISBN: 9781405927338
Publication date: 29/04/2021
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405927338
Publication date: 29th April 2021
Author: Dawn French
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Humour, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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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