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Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French

Oh Dear Silvia

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The much anticipated follow up to A Tiny Bit Marvellous is a wise, inventive and darkly comic tale of modern family life. Silvia Shute lies in a coma unable to speak which is good (in a way) as she hides a secret that she can never tell. But the constant stream of unforgettable visitors and their combined recollections of her colourful and independent life lead inexorably to the shocking secret coming to light. Oh Dear!

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Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French

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.


Praise for Dawn French:

'Beautifully observed. Makes you laugh on every page' The Times

'Hilarious. Chortle-out-loud turns of phrase, razor-sharp observations' Stylist

'Really enjoyable and highly recommended. Dawn French is a wonderful writer - witty, wise and poignant' Daily Mail

'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

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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20th June 2013


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Penguin Books Ltd


432 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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